Chiloschista guangdongensis Z.H.Tsi 1984 Photo by © Gešndert von Gast and The German Orchideen Forum Website

Part Sun Cool MIDSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Guangdong Chiloschista [A province in China] - In China Guang Dong Yi Xing Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Guangdong province of China on tree trunks in evergreen broadleaved forests as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem giving rise to many, long flattened roots and carrying no leaves that blooms in the mid spring on 1 to 2, pendulous, racemose, densely pubescent, .6 to 2.4" [1.5 to 6 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, membraneous, acute floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers with a densely pubescent pedicel and ovary.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;