Cystorchis gracilis (Hook.f.) Holttum 1947

Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full Shade WarmCool

Common Name The Graceful Cystorchis

Flower Size 1/4" wide [6mm wide]

Found in the Taiping Hillsof penninsular Malaysia at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a few subremote, ovate, acute to acuminate, crisped marginally, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, longly pedunculate, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epipactis gracilis (Hook.f.) A.A.Eaton 1908; *Goodyera gracilis Hook.f. 1890; Kuhlhasseltia gracilis (Hook.f.) Ormerod 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 1894 Hooker as Goodyera gracilis drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:279 Holttum 1947