Gastrochilus yunnanensis Schltr. 1919

Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Part shadeCool Fall

Common Name The Yunnan Gastrochilus [a province in southern China] - In China Yun Nan Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, Thailand, Yunnan China and northern Laos and Vietnam in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing orchid with an erect stem carrying a few narrowly elliptic, obtuse, becoming conduplicate towards the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, from the old leaf bases below, to 2" [5 cm] long, 4 to 15 flowered, subumbellate inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Gastrochilus monticola (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitin. 1962; Saccolabium monticolum Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Saccolabium yunnanense (Schltr.) S.Y. Hu 1973; Saccolabium yunnanense (Schltr.) S.Y. Hu 1975

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as G monticolus drawing; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as G monticolus drawing/photo fide;Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000 photo as G monticola; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as G monticola photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as G monticola photo good; 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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