Cyrtosia nana (Rolfe ex Downie) Garay 1986

Photo by Small World and the Siamense Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand

Photo by Tripetch P.

Fruiting Plant in situ Vietnam

Photo by Khunchai Chang

Common Name The Small Cyrtosia [refers to the plant size] - In China Ai Xiao Rou Guo Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Guizhou and southern Guangxi provinces of China, Thailand and Vietnam in tropical evergreen and hill evergreen forests in shady locales along valleys at elevations of 500 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect, yellowish white, slightly tinged with red, glabrous stem that blooms in the spring on a terminal and lateral, sometimes the lateral inflorescence are very short and inconspicuous, the terminal, racemose, rusty mealy-puberulent, 6 to 11 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, abaxially rusty puberulent floral bracts.

Synonyms *Galeola nana Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Galeola nana drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections as Galeola nana; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as Galeola integra drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; 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 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Averyanov 2011 photo/drawing fide