Chiloschista extinctoriformis Seidenf. 1988 TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Missing Spur

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with radiating, thinner than others in the genus, roots giving rise to no leaves but blooms on an erect then arching, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, pubescent, , few flowered inflorescence carrying creamy white flowers with faint red spots towards the base of the segments.

Distinguished immediately by the winged lip which is distinct for the genus and the almost lacking spur.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Opera 95: 178 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001