Cheirostylis thailandica Seidenf. 1978

Photo by Supindham T.

Lip detail

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos by David Kuehn


Photo by Blog Gang


Common Name The Thai Cheirostylis - In China Fan Ban Cha Zhu Lan - In Thailand Wan pai chaek

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Thailand in deep shade of open hill, evergreen forests at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 4, withered at blooming, broadly lanceolate, thin, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter on a pubescent, peduncle 4 to 8.4" [10 to 21 cm] long, provided with several sterile bracts, 4.4 to 8.8" [11 to 22 cm] long overall, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with small, lanceolate, pubescent, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as C sp [2635] pg 83 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 photo fide Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide