Gastrochilus obliquus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Gastrochilus Photos courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid PageCopyright ©

FragrancePart sunWarm CoolFall Winter

Common Name The Slanting Gastrochilus [refers to the sepals and petals gradual narrowing margins] - In China Wu Jing Pen Ju Lan - In Thailand Suea Lueang - Chang Rop Kho

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, northern Thailand, southern China, northern Laos and Vietnam in dense forests at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing orchid with a very short stem carrying persistent, linear-oblong to obovate-oblong, bifid, bright green leaves and blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, drooping, subcorymbose, racemose, to 8 flowered inflorescence with basal tubular sheaths and broad, obtuse floral bracts and carrying fragrant, long-lived flowers.

Synonyms Gastrochilus bigibbus (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium bigibbum Rchb.f. ex Hook.f. 1869; *Saccolabium obliquum Lindl. 1833; Vanda obliqua Wall. ex Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium obliquum; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium bigibbum; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium obliquum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as G bigibbus; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Saccolabium bigibbus drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 photo as G biggibus; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing hmm/photo not; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as G bigibbus drawing/drawing fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as G bigibus photo not = G calceolaris; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 5 2000 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as G biggibus photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as G biggibus photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 as G bigibbus; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as G bigibbus; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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