Chiloschista trudelii Seidenf. 1987

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden

Flower Closeup Photo by Naoki Takebayashi and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Flower Closeup? Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flower Photo by Jean Claude George


Common Name Trudel's Chiloschista

Flower Size 1/3" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees at low to moderate elevations and has grey green roots that bloom with an erect, fleshy, 3 1/4 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, branched, few flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring.

CAUTION The first photo is absolutely correct as it is the type photo presented by Seidenfaden for his description in 1988, Naoki Takebayashi's photo fits Seidenfaden quite well, Jenny's following flower closeup may or may not be correct.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide to Jenny photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;