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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nuda (Thouars) Ormerod[LR-lc]EDescription

Other sources of information about Cheirostylis:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cheirostylis
Flora of Mozambique: Cheirostylis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cheirostylis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cheirostylis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cheirostylis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cheirostylis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cheirostylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cheirostylis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cheirostylis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cheirostylis
Plants of the World Online: Cheirostylis
Tropicos: Cheirostylis
Wikipedia: Cheirostylis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cheirostylis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=403, retrieved 1 March 2024

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