Chiloschista yunnanensis Schltr. 1919

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Lianfu Wang

Part shade Warm Cool spring

Common Name The Yunnan Chiloschista [a state of China in the south abutting Vietnam] - In China Yi Xing Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sichuan and southern Yunnan provinces of China on tree trunks in sparse woods or forests margins at elevations around 700 to 2000 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, slightly flattened greyish green colored roots with a very short to almost absent stem and leaves that are not present at flowering if at all and blooms in the spring on 2 to 3, pendulous, to 10.4" [26 cm] long, pubescent, laxly many flowered inflorescence with small, membraneous floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;