Cheirostylis sherriffii N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 1999

Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith


Common Name Sherriff's Cheirostylis [British Co Collector of the type later 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bhutan in humid evergreen, lower montane foress at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by leqaf sheath bases carrying 4 to 5, oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, veined and reticulate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, peduncle 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, pubescent, provided with 2 lanceolate, apiculate sheathing bracts, rachis 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, pubescent, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with elongate-lanceolate, apiculate, hyaline, longer than the flowers floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers witha pale green sepals and petals, and a white lip.

Synonyms Hayata sherriffii (N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb) Aver. 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide;