Gastrochilus pseudodistichus (King & Pantl.) Schltr. 1913 SECTION Microphylae Benth & Hkr.

Inflorescence Photo by Philipp Wojtas

Plant and Flowers Photo by Marnie Turkel and her Stoney Point Cermic Designs and Orchids

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Common Name The False Distichous Gastrochilus - In China Xiao Chun Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China , Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Thailand and Vietnam in coniferous forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters as a creeping, miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with a pendant, branching, slender stem enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, lanceolate, acuminate to minutely bifid, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, racemose, subumbellate, successively 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gastrochilus hoyopsis (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1963; Saccolabium distichus var pseudodistichum [King & Pantl.] Finet 1934; Saccolabium hoyopse Rolfe ex Downie 1925; *Saccolabium pseudodistichum King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium pseudodistichum drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as G. hoyopsis drawing; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo hmm; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok;

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