Gastrochilus bellinus [Rchb.f] Kuntze 1891 SECTION Gastrochilus

Flowers and Plant

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Spotted Color Form

Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sunHotTo Cool LATE Winter THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Cute Gastrochilus - In China - Da Hua Pen Ju Lan - In Thailand Suea Dam - Ueang Tin Tao

Flower Size 1 3/4" [3.35 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, southern China and Laos in dense forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short to long stem carrying to 6 or 8, falcate, narrowly oblanceolate, deeply unequal, subacutely bifid apically leaves with a very short, erect, suborbicular inflorescence with a few [2 to 7], fragrant, waxy flowers occuring in the late winter and spring.

Synonyms *Saccolabium bellinum Reichb.f. 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium bellinus; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Saccolabium bellinum drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 1 1963; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 9 1985 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing good; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 drawing; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; Notes on the genus Gastrochilus (Orchidaceae) in Myanmar LIU, ZHOU, LI, TAN, ZYAW, XING, GAO 2020

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