FZ.3. Cheirostylis Blume

Description of the genus

Terrestrial rhizomatous herbs. Stems erect, leafy. Leaves thin, petiolate, with sheathing base. Inflorescence erect, terminal. Flowers small, mostly white, often glandular-hairy; lateral sepals united for c.1/2 their length. Lip erect, saccate at base, bearing apical divergent lobes. Column with 2 apical appendages.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gymnochiloides (Ridl.) Rchb. f.[LR-lc]E

Other sources of information about Cheirostylis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cheirostylis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cheirostylis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cheirostylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cheirostylis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cheirostylis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cheirostylis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cheirostylis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=403, retrieved 23 March 2017

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