Cheirostylis takeoi (Hayata) Schltr. 1919

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Full Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Takeo's Cheirostylis - In China Quan Chun Cha Zhu Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Vietnam in broad-leaved forests at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an ascending, stem carrying 2 to 6, often absent or withered at blooming, subrosulate, pale green, ovate to broadly ovate, acute apically, rounded to subcordate abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, sparsely pubescent, 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, sterile, sheaths and ovate to ovate-lanceolate, equal in length to the ovary acuminate apically floral bracts.

Synonyms Arisanorchis tairae Fukuy.1952; *Arisanorchis takeoi Hayata 1914; Cheirostylis anomala Ohwi 1954; Cheirostylis eglandulosa Aver. 1996 publ. 1997; Cheirostylis tairae (Fukuy.) Masam. 1964; Cheirostylis tatewakii Masam. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide