!Haraella retrocalla (Hayata) Kudô 1930

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Plant and Flowers

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Common Name The Rear Facing Lip Spur Haraella - In China Xiang Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A miniature sized, Taiwanese, epiphytic species found in ancient forests at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters that needs warm to cold conditions with even year round watering and medium bright light with short, leafy stems carrying distichous, fleshy, falcate, oblong to oblanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on a short, pendant, axillary, few [to 3] flowered inflorescence with deltoid bracts and successively opening, citrus scented flowers occuring in the fall to early winter.

This plant does best mounted on a piece of driftwood but a pot will do.

Synonyms Gastrochilus odoratus (Kudô) J.J.Sm. 1937; Gastrochilus retrocallus (Hayata) Hayata 1917; Gastrochilus retrocallosum Schltr. 1919; Haraella odorata Kudo 1930; Saccolabium odoratum (Kudô) Makino & Nemoto 1931; *Saccolabium retrocallum Hayata 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 7 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995 as H odorata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 11 1998 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 as Gastrochilus retrocallus photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as Gastrochilus retrocallus drawing fide; ; Of Mice and Men Part 1 Jenny 2015 as Gastrochilus retrocallus drawing fide/ photo fideOrchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Gastrochilus retrocallus; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 as Gastrochilus retrocallusphoto fide;