Chiloschista parishii Seidenf. 1988

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunWarmTo HotSpring and Summer

Common Name Parish's Chiloschista [English Orchid Collector in Burma 1800's]

Flower Size 1/3" [1 cm]

Found in Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India and the Himalayan kingdoms in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters to this miniature sized, hot to warm growing, leafless epiphyte with small leaves that wither before blooming in the spring and summer on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, pubescent raceme with 10 to 20, fragrant flowers that needs bright light and frequent waterings.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing/photo ok;