Cheirostylis Blume, Bijdr. (1825) 413

Subfamily: Orchidoideae

Tribe: Cranichideae

Subtribe: Goodyerinae

Synonyms: Arisanorchis Hayata , Mariarisqueta Guinea

A genus of c. 22 species; c. 11 species in Malesia.

Distribution: Tropical Africa, tropical Asia, Malesia, Australia, east to New Caledonia

Cheirostylis bidentata J.J.Sm., from Sulawesi Cheirostylis cf. montana Blume, from Sulawesi Cheirostylis bidentata J.J.Sm., drawing by J.J. Smith

last updated: 9 February 2007 by André Schuiteman

Malesian Orchid Genera