Stereochilus dalatensis (Guillaumin) Garay 1972

Plant and Flowers Photo by Milan Vagner


Common Name The Dalat Stereochilus [Town in Vietnam] - In China Jian Chun Lan - In Thailand Wi Thong

Flower Size 1/3" [.75 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Vietnam and China at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte that has a small compressed Vanda-like growth habit, and blooms in the spring on an axillary, 4" [10 cm] long, inflorescence with several flowers.

Synonyms Sarcanthus crassifolius Rolfe ex Downie 1925; *Sarcanthus dalatensis Guillaumin 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 as Sarcantus crassifolius drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998 1998; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; 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 as Sarcoglyphis yunnanensis photo = S brevirachis; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;