Cheirostylis yunnanensis Rolfe 1896

Photos by Hendrik Jacobs the Orchids Online Australia website

Full shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Yunnan Cheirostylis - In China Yun Nan Cha Zhu Lan - In Thailand Ueang din pak pat yunnan

Flower Size .45 to .6" [1.1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Guangdong, Guangxi, southern Guizhou, hainan, southern Hunan, western Sichuan, and southern Yunnan provinces of China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand in leaf litter on forest floor at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a prostrate, moniliform, pale green pseudobulb carrying 2 to 5, ovate to shortly acuminate, 5 veined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle 3.04 to 5.6" [7.6 to 14 cm] long, terete, provided with 2 to 3, subtubular, acuminate, puberulous bracts, puberulous, 3.88 to 5.28" [8 to 16 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, puberulous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Cheirostylis josephi Schltr.1921; Cheirostylis munnacampensis A.N.Rao 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as C montana not drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as C munnacampensis; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Candollea 67(1): 31-35 2012 On the status of some species of Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae) from India Avishek Bhattacharjee A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo good