Staurochilus loratus (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. 1988

Plant in situ Photos by Andre Schuiteman from the Orchis project website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Lorate Staurochilus [refers to the leaves] - In China Xiao Zhang Chun Lan

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos and Yunnan China on tree trunks in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Ascochilus loratus Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Pteroceras loratum (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1963; Trichoglottis lorata (Rolfe ex Downie) Schuit. 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as Pteroceras loratum drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing good; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi Chen Mori 1997 as Staurochilus loratus; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as Staurochilus loratus; The Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Staurochilus loratus photo ok; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Staurochilus loratus photos fide;

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