Cheirostylis griffithii Lindl., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 1: 188 (1857) (syn: Cheirostylis macrantha Schltr.);
Himalaya to China (C. Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Griffith’s Velvet Orchid

MS, Feb.,2023/10 Orchidaceae for id.: 1 image.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m.
Date : 23-02-2023
Habit : Terrestrial herb
Habitat : Wild

No leaves ?

Cheirostylis griffithii Lindl.

Or rather a Cheirostylis species

Yes, appears close to images of Cheirostylis griffithii (as identified by …):

Yes this should be Cheirostylis griffithii.
Beautiful flowers of one of my favourite genus!!



POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Plant illustrations  IOSPE photos  Orchid roots

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