Gastrochilus gongshanensis Z.H.Tsi 1996

Photo by Ye Deping


Common Name The Gongshan Gastrochilus [A Mountain in Yunnan province of China] - In China Gong shanpen ju lan

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northwestern Yunnan province of China at elevations around 3200 meters as aa miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, pendent stem carrying many distichous, ovate to oblong, purple brown spotted, acute, apically awned leaves that blooms in the later spring on an axillary, short, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, subumbellate, 2 to few flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;