Cheirostylis parvifolia Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 25(Misc.): 19 1839.;


Cheirostylis parvifolia:
sharing picture of beautiful orchid Cheirostylis parvifolia


1 AK 080112 Id pz – Ground Orchid:
Here I’m sending Photographs of Ground Orchid, found in Evergreen Forest.

My apologise for poor quality of Pics, having only these pics.
Plant Height – Upto 1 feet
Date – 25.12.2012
Location – Kolhapur,MH

Any Cheriostylis sp.?

Looks like a Zeuxine !!
Will check and confirm.

These may be dehised capsules of Epipogium roseum, but Kolhapur seems to be a unlikely place. Is this taken on road to Jamboti from Belgaum?

I am sorry to differ sir, you can see the dry leaves below on the stem. Epipogium fruits are more rounded but club shaped and white in color. Plant doesnt have hairs anywhere on the body….

Yes agreed …, I can see the leaves in the second picture. That shifts the guess to Zeuxine gracilis, but frankly I have not seen this plant as yet. Need to know location in more detail.

Yes this could be Zeuxine gracilis!!

This orchid i found in one sacred grove near Gagan Bavda (Kolhapur) !! For me too its a new one !!

This is most probably Cheirostylis parvifolia Lindl.

Thanks for the info. I thought this is too tall and too many flowers for being Cheirostylis parviflora!!
But you are expert ! 🙂 I will agree with you…
Doc this is for you, just in case you missed it. It will make you happier 🙂

Yes your link is helpful, both plant characters are matches ..!
Thanks for related link too !!
Yes it is Cheirostylis parvifolia Agree 🙂

Orchidaceae fortnight….Cheirostylis parvifolia :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
one more very cute orchid
Cheirostylis parvifolia from Sindhudurg MH

Nice image. Hopefully you are right.

Fwd: [efloraofindia:170352]-Orchidaceae Fortnight:Cherostylis pusila from Vythiri Waynard post from Giby Kuriakose :
Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Cherostylis pusilla from Vythiri Waynad

No this is not pusilla!!
I imagine if this is Cheirostylis flabellata??
Here is pusilla attached.
…, please help.

… says, this is Cheirostylus parviflora.

Thak you … for re posting with a proper subject line. I will be back to office tomorrow (on the way in bus now). I will check the publication by …. and get back to you. … we had a discussion earlier on this species. Would u please check for the same


Fwd: [efloraofindia:170352] Cherostylis pusilla ? : Attachments (1).  4 posts by 2 authors.
Cherostylis pusilla from Vythiri Waynad

No this is not pusilla!!I imagine if this is Cheirostylis flabellata??
Here is pusilla attached.
…, please help.

Yes this is Cheirostylis flabellata

… says, this is Cheirostylus parviflora.


New article: Cheirostylis parvifolia from Eastern Ghats : 6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)-   048 2015 Cheirostylis parvifolia JOTT.pdf- 1 MB.
Please find one of our new articles attached with the mail.
Its a new record of a genus, Cheirostylis, belonging to family Orchidaceae from Eastern Ghats.
Dash, P.K., A.Bhattacharjee, P.Kumar & P. Mohapatra. 2015. Cheirostylis Blume (Orchidaceae), a new record for the Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7 (1): 6826–6829.

Important finding as the species is listed as Near Threatened in IUCN.
Good exploratory work too.
Congratulations to the team!


422 ID wild orchid: 20 high res. images.
Please ID wild orchid,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 19NOV2022, 05.30pm
Habitat: wild moisture, rocky shady misty hill, wind
Plant habit: terrestrial orchid,  micro rhizomatous shrub, erect, unbranched, weak purplish fleshy smooth cylindrical stem 0.5cm base diameter, annual
Height: 10cm
Leaves: dark purple, alternate, heart shaped, acute, fleshy, leathery, size upto:06×4cm
Flower: axillary hairy spike inflorescence, diameter:02.5mm, white, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule ovoid, green into brown, hairy, size:08×4mm

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Cheirostylis parvifolia Lindl. !

Yes it is Cheirostylis parvifolia, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant

Thanks, …, fo the superb presentation of Cheirostylis parvifolia Lindl. (identified by …).

I think this is Cheirostylis parvifolia. Flower needs to be dissected to confirm.