Gastrochilus suavis Seidenf. 1988

Inflorescence Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Fragrance Part Sun Fall

Common Name The Soft Gastrochilus [refers to the scent]

Flower Size .6 to .1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in northern India, northern Thailand, northwestern Laos and Vietnam at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying persistent, linear-oblong to obovate-oblong, bifid, bright green leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, drooping, subcorymbose, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence with 4 to 8 slightly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gastrochilus obliquus var. suavis (Seidenf.) 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Taiwania 61(4):319-354 November 2016, New Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nong, Nguyen and Truong photo fide

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