Hapalorchis cheirostyloides Schltr. 1919

Drawing by Dunsterville

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Deep Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Cheirostylus-Like Hapalorchis

Flower Size

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with fleshy-bulbous, villous, fasciculate roots giving rise to an erect stem carrying 3 to 5 basal, spreading, glabrous, ovate, acuminate, subcordate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, secund, laxly 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers

Synonyms Spiranthes cheirostyloides (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 37(2): 363 Venezuela Schlechter 1920 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 64 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides drawing fide; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 30 Schlechter 1919; Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 37: 363 Venezuela, Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57:8 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Hapalorchis cheirostyloides drawing ok [; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 1 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawring good/photo not;