Gastrochilus sumatranus J.J.Sm. 1927 Photo by of J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Sumatran Gastrochilus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Sabah Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a non-branched, pendulous stem somewhat oval in cross-section, carrying narrowly lanceolate, deeply and unevenly bidentate, obliquely triangular, obtuse toothed leaves that blooms in the fall on 2 to 3, terete, glabrous, 55 to .7" [1.4 to 1.75 cm] long, laxly 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers that face in all directions


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011