Cheirostylis lepida (Rchb.f.) Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 182 (1897).
* Monochilus lepidus Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 110 (1881).
* Basionym/Replaced Synonym
Found in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, The Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania in dense shade on the damp forest floor in leaf mould and litter at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a basally creeping stem carrying thin, ovate, acute, rounded to slightly cordate basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, dense, to 20 small flowered inflorescence with glabrous, slightly longer than the hairy ovary.
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