!Chroniochilus minimus (Blume) J.J.Sm.1927

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Common Name The Least Chroniochilus

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java and Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lowland forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying about 3, oblong, asymmetric, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on an axillary, [4mm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Distinguished by an erect raised point at the apex of the midlobe of the lip that is the same color as the rest of the lip.

Synonyms Aerides minima (Blume) Lindl 1833; Chroniochilus tjidadapense J.J.Sm.1918; *Dendrocolla minima Blume 1825; Sarcochilus minimus (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863; Sarcochilus tembelingensis Carr 1929; Sarcochilus tjidadapensis (J.J.Sm.) Carr 1929; Thrixspermum minimum (Blume) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as Sarcochilus tjadapensis; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman and Wood 2001; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo good;