Gastrochilus corymbosus A.P.Das & Chanda 1988 publ. 1989 SECTION Microphylae Benth & Hkr.

Photo by Q. Liu and Validation of Gastrochilus prionophyllus (Vandeae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China Wu Ye & Pan 2019

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by A.P.Das & Chanda and Two new taxa of the family Orchidaceae from Darjeeling Hills, West Bengal, India Das 1988

Common Name The Corymbose Gastrochilus

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas to northwest Myanamar to Yunnan province of China at elevations around 2200 metres as a mini-miniature sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with a descending, leaf throughout stem carrying ovate, acuminate, thickly fleshy, midvein slightly impressed above, clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, [1.3 cm] long, held in a corymb, 4 flowered inflorescence with oblong, rounded apically, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Differs from G distichus in having a shorter, appressed peduncle and a corymbose, 4 flowered inflorescence. It differs from G peudodistichus in the ecallose lip.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Two new taxa of the family Orchidaceae from Darjeeling Hills, West Bengal, India Das & Chanda 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Validation of Gastrochilus prionophyllus (Vandeae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China Wu Ye & Pan 2019 photo fide; Notes on the genus Gastrochilus (Orchidaceae) in Myanmar LIU, ZHOU, LI, TAN, ZYAW, XING, GAO 2020 photo fide

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