Cheirostylis nuda (Thouars) Ormerod 2002

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Full shade Hot Cool LATEWinter LATESummer

Common Name The Bare Cheirostylis

Flower Size small

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid, medium elevation forests, seasonally dry, deciduous forests and humid evergreen forests in humus and detrius at elevations up to 1700 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, leafy stem carrying 4 to 5, withered by blooming leaves that blooms in the late winter through late summer on an erect, pubescent, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cheirostylis gymnochiloides (Ridl.) Rchb.1885; Cheirostylis humblotii Rchb.f. 1885; Cheirostylis micrantha Schltr.1924; Cheirostylis sarcopus Schltr. 1915; Erporkis gymnerpis Thouars 1822; *Goodyera nuda Thouars 1822; Gymnochilus nudum (Thouars) Blume 1859; Gymnochilus recurvus Blume 1859 ; Monochilus boryi Rchb.f. 1876; Monochilus gymnochiloides Ridl. 1885; Orchiodes nudum (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Zeuxine boryi (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1915; Zeuxine gymnochiloides Schltr. 1916; Zeuxine sambiranoensis Schltr 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Goodyera nuda drawing hmm; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as C gymnochiloides; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Gymnochilus nudum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Gymnochilus recurvum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Zeuxine gymnochilioides drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Zeuxine sambiranoensis; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as C gymnochiloides photo good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 as C gymnachiloides; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 as C gymnochiloides drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as C gymnocholoidesdrawing fide/photo ok; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 as Zeuxine gymnochiloides photo fide;