Cheirostylis tabiyahanensis (Hayata) N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 1999


Photos by Aku & Ryan and the Orchid Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Tabiyaha? Cheirostylis - In China Dong Bu Cha Zhu Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Taiwan in broad leaved forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending stem carrying 5 to 6, cauline to clustered at the stem apex, elliptic-oblong, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle 1.2" [3 cm] long, with 2 to 3 sterile bracts sparsely pubescent, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, subdensely 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, acuminate floral bracts and carrying slightly nodding flowers

Synonyms Cheirostylis nemorosa Fukuy. 1935; Hayata tabiyahanensis (Hayata) Aver. 2009; Macodes tabiyahanensis (Hayata) S.S.Ying 1977; Zeuxine nemorosa (Fukuy.) T.P.Lin 1977; *Zeuxine tabiyahanensis Hayata 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Macodes tabiyahanensis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide