Gastrochilus acinacifolius Z.H.Tsi 1989

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Liu Yan and The Orchid Society Of China Website

Common Name The Saber-Shaped Leaf Gastrochilus - In China Lian Ye Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a more or less compressed, terete stem carrying distichous, falcate-oblong, acute with 2 short awns leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, opposite of the leaves, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, several flowered, subumbellate inflorescence with 2 to 3 basal, cupular sheaths and deltoid, subfleshy floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;