Cheirostylis - Blume


An Old World genus of about 25 species of delicate ground herbs, Cheirostylis is represented in India by 10 species .two species occur in Kerala .

1. Cheirostylis flabellata Wight , Ic.Pl. Ind. Or.5(1): 16.t. 1727. 1851: J.D. Hook. 1890: 105; Fischer in Gamble 1928: 1454 ;Seidenfaden 1978: 67; Abraham & Vatsala 1981 : 194; Joseph 1982; 48; 1987: 63.

Goodyera flabellata A. Rich., Ann. Sci.Nat.2.s. 15: 79.t. 12. 1841.

Monochilus flabellatum Wight ,Ic. Pl.Ind. Or. 5:t. 1727. 1851(sphalm).

Epichile lobule of lip each with 4-5 long irregular fringes , cutting halfway into blade; neck portion with 2 green spots ; hypochile base with a single fat papilla on each side.

Occurrence: Trivandrum , Idukki, Palghat Districts.

Distribution: South India (Karnataka , kerala, Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka .

2. Cheirostylis seidenfadeniana Sathish & F.Rasm ., Nord.J.Bot.7 (4): 409 . 1987.

This species described from kerala is closely allied to Cheirostylis parvifolia Lindl.from which it differs in floral details .

Occurrence:Trivandrum District.

Distribution : Local Endemic (Kerala).

 

 
 

 

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