Schoenorchis gemmata (Lindl.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Fragrance Part sun Warm to Cold Springand Summer

Common Name The Sparkling Schoenorchis - In China Chi Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/8" [5 mm]

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, southern China, Vietnam and Java in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old gnarled trees and primary highland cloud forests at elevations of 450 to 2500 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold growing, pendulous or drooping epiphyte with a curved, terete stem carrying many, linear-terete, unequally bi or tri-dentate apically, curved, channeled leaves that blooms on an axillary, suberect to drooping, 5" [12.5 cm] long, paniculate, densely many flowered inflorescence with small, acute floral bracts all carrying fragrant flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Cleisostoma dichroanthum Gagnep. 1951; Cleisostoma dichroanthum var. teurnamense Tixier 1963; Cleisostoma evrardii Gagnep. 1932; Cleisostoma gemmatum (Lindl.) King & Pantl. 1899; Gastrochilus gemmatus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Saccolabium gemmatum Lindl. 1838; Saccolabium hainanense Rolfe 1894; Saccolabium spatulatum Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Schoenorchis hainanensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1913; Schoenorchis spatulata (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1963

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Saccolabium gemmatum; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as Saccolabium gemmatum drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Saccolabium gemmatum drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Cleisostoma gemmatum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S hainensis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S hainanensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970 photo as Cleisostoma dichroanthum; Indian Orchids a Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing ok/ photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 as S hainanensis; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide/photo fide but labeled S minutiflora; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988as S spatulata drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997 as Schoenorchis hainensis; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide