Cheirostylis montana Blume 1825

Side View of Flowers


Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Butterfly and Orchids Website

Full shade Hot WarmFall

Common Name or Meaning The Mountain Dwelling Cheirostylis

Flower Size .2" [5.5mm]

Found in Thailand, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu in wooded gullies or on rocks in scrubland at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 3 to 5, ground hugging, broadly lanceolate, acute, petiolate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, to 8 flowered, pubescent inflorescence with 3 lanceolate bracts spread out evenly.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing not = C yunnanensis; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo plant only hmm; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide