Stereochilus brevirachis Christenson 1998

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photo by M. Kuzma.


Common Name The Short Rhachis Stereochilus - In China Duan Zhou Jian Chun Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and south Vietnam as a miniature sized epiphyte with 4 to 6 arcuate, linear, dorsally carinate, obliquely minutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring on a laxly pendulous, somewhat zigzag, dark green, mottled purple, shorter than the leaves, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, much shoerter than the ovary, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998 Christenson photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as S dalatensis photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;