Cheirostylis dendrophila lancilabris

Cheirostylis dendrophila Schltr. var. lancilabris Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 75

Type: Schlechter 18085 (holo B, lost)

Differs from the typical form in the lanceolate, flat, obtuse lip.

(After Schlechter, 1911-1914).

Colours: Flowers white.

Habitat: Epiphyte in hill forest. Altitude 400 m.

Flowering time in the wild: August.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 131-8M.JPG

Cultivation: Warm growing epiphyte, requires light shade and humus-rich compost.