Hylophila cheangii Holttum 1969

Photo by Saw Leng Guan and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website


Common Name Cheang's Hylophila [Malaysian Orchid Enthusiast and first collector of species ]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with nodally rooting, basally creeping, to 10" [25 cm] long, stem carrying basally clasping basally twisting, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, short pedunculate, 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 25:106 Holttum 1969; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;