Gastrochilus prionophyllus H.Jiang, D.P.Ye & Q.Liu 2019 SECTION Microphyllae Benth & Hkr. 1883

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

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Common Name The Serrate Gastrochilus [refers to the significantly serrate margin of leaf blades] - in China ju ye pen ju lan

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found Yunnan province of China in limestone forests on tree trunks or on rocks at elevations of 1550 to 1650 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, slender, unbranched, spotted with red stem carrying alternate,distichous, ovate, significantly serrate margin, acuminate, with 2 apical awns, purple spotted abaxially and sometimes on the adaxial leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on severa;, opposite the leaves, peduncel [.9 to 1.1 cm] long, slender, provided in the lower partewith 2 cupular bracts, the upper part enlarged, subumbellate, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate floral bracts

"Gastrochilus prionophyllus is similar to G. distichus and G. corymbosus, but can be distinguished by having thick fleshy leaves and a distinct serration on the leaf margin, smaller flowers, reniform epichile with dentations at the margin and thickened cushion on the central epichile, and subconic hypochile." H.Jiang, D.P.Ye & Q.Liu 2019

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Validation of Gastrochilus prionophyllus (Vandeae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China Wu Ye & Pan 2019 photo fide

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