Gastrochilus alatus X.H.Jin & S.C.Chen 2007 SECTION microphyllae Bentham & Hkr. 1883

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


Common Name The Winged Gastrochilus

Flower Size

Found in western Yunnan province of China in forests on trees at elevations of 2600 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, pendent stem carrying lanceolate, succulent, densely covered with purple brown spotted leaves taht blooms in the later spring on axillary, short, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in umbels.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;