Gastrochilus acutifolius (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Gastrochilus

Lip Detail Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

FragrancePart sunWarmFall

Common Name The Pointed-Leaf Gastrochilus

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam in open primary, mossy, semi-deciduous, broad-leafed, mixed and coniferous forests at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing, epiphytic species with elongate, slender stems enveloped basally by leaf bases and carrying distichous, linear-oblong, acute or acuminate, leathery leaves that blooms in the fall with a densly several [8] flowered, 2" [5 cm] long, corymbose inflorescence that has fragrant flowers and is a strap leafed vandanaceous plant that needs even watering and bright light year round.

Synonyms Aerides umbellatum Wall. 1824; Gastrochilus dentatus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Gastrochilus denticulatus (Paxton) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium acutifolium Lindl. 1833; Saccolabium dentatum Rchb.f. 1864; Saccolabium denticulatum Paxt. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium denticulatum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium acutifolium; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium acutifolium; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium acutifolium drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Saccolabium acutifolium drawing ok; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2Pradhan 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo ok; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as Saccolabium acutifolium; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo ok; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;

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