Gastrochilus patinatus (Ridl.) Schltr. 1913

Photo by Abiom.orchid1 and his Flickr Photo site

Full shade Hot Winter Spring SummerFall

Common Name The Basin Shaped Gastrochilus [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and New Guinea in mixed forests at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 5 to 7, oblong to oblong-elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, margins undulate, leathery, dark green, basally clasping leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a short to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, arising from below the leaves, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy, sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Saccolabium patinatum Ridl. 1870

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing ?/photo; A Checklist Of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide