Cheirostylis parvifolia Lindl. 1839

Plant and Flowers in situ western India

Photos by Smita Raskar and The Google Groups Flora of India Website

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Small Flowered Cheirostylis

Flower Size minute

Found in western India and Sri Lanka in submontane and tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations of 600 to 1250 as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect pubescent stem carrying 3 to 6 or so, lanceolate-cordate, dark greenish brown above, glabrous, acute to acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, puberulous, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Cheirostylis seidenfadeniana C.S.Kumar & F.N.Rasm. 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;Candollea 67(1): 31-35 2012 On the status of some species of Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae) from India Avishek Bhattacharjee; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 Photo fide;