Gastrochilus acaulis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 Photo by Copyright J.B. Comber and Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade MIDSummerFall

Common Name The Stemless Gastrochilus

Flower Size

Found in India and Sri Lanka as a miniature sized epiphyte that blooms in the mid summer and fall

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms *Cleisostoma acaule Lindl. 1833; Gastrochilus indicus Garay 1972; Gastrochilus nilagiricus Kuntze 1891; Gastrochilus pulchellus (Wight) Schltr. 1913; Saccolabium acaule (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Saccolabium nilagiricum Hook.f. 1890; Saccolabium pulchellum (Wight) C.E.C.Fisch. 1928; Vanda fimbriata Gardner ex Thwaites 1861; Vanda pulchella Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing/photo ok;