Chiloschista segawae (Masam.) Masam. & Fukuy. 1938 Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler and Wikia Website

Another Flower Color Photo by Ron Parsons

Part Sun Warm MIDSpring

Common Name or Meaning Segawa's Chiloschista - In China Tai Wan Yi Xing Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southcentral Taiwan on tree trunks in forests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous stem giving rise to many roots and carrying no leaves that blooms in the mid spring on an often pendulous, racemose, densely pubescent, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, membraneous floral bracts and carrying slightly fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Chiloschista hoi S.S.Ying 1987; Chiloschista segawae f. taiwaniana (S.S.Ying) S.S.Ying 1990; Chiloschista segawae var. taiwaniana S.S.Ying 1977; *Sarcochilus segawae Masam. 1934; Thrixspermum segawae (Masam.) Masam. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #1 2015 photo fide;