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Cheirostylis monteiroi S. Y. Hu & Barretto

This orchid is named for F. M. Monteiro who transplanted the species to Gloria Barretto's garden. That plant died. Later, Clibborn-Dyer collected the material here cited as the holotype, from the same locality. U. A On's collection in the Hongkong Herbarium was originally identified as Cheirostylis flabellata Wight, an epithet for a species in India, which does not occur in Hongkong. This specimen has glabrous leaves, a slightly hairy scape, and glabrous ovary and calyx. It has past the flowering period and the lips of the flowers have withered. One detached fragment shows the lip being fringed, but the segments are broken.


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