Chiloschista pusilla [Willd.] Schlechter 1919

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Small Flowered Chiloschista

Flower Size

Found in southcentral China, Malaysia and Vietnam in primary montane forests on coffee plants at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring with several fragrant flowers on a pendant 6" [15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.

CAUTION I am very unsure of this determination. Most likely [Kew and Chinese refererences] this species is Taeniophyllum pusillum but the photos I have are definitely of a Chiloschista so... Which Chiloschista it may be? The Chinese references depict a Taeniophyllum. I need more references to sort this one out.

Synonyms Epidendrum pusillum J.König in A.J.Retzius 1791; *Limodorum pusillum Willd. 1805; Oeceoclades retzii Lindl 1833; Taeniophyllum pusillum (Willd.) Seidenf. & Ormerod 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as Taeniophyllum pusilum sic not; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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