Gastrochilus brevifimbriatus S.R.Yi 2010

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by S R Yi and Novon: Journal for Botanical Nomenclature Website


Common Name The Short Fimbriate Gastrochilus [refers to the fimbriate marginal lobes of the apex of the lip]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Chongking province of China at elevations around 670 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with stems carrying distichous, many, falcate to lanceolate, acute, unevenly bilobed leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an opposite of the leaves, umbelliform, .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with small, triangular floral bracts.

Similar to G acutifolius but differs in the longer stems 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] vs 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] in G acutifolius, smaller leaf blades [2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] vs 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm], an ovate lanceolate dorsal sepal vs obovate-spatulate and an ovoid to oblong epipchile with a fimbriate margin and purple spots at the base of the spur vs a long to circular or flat to circular epipchile with a dentate margin and purple spots at the base of the yellow pad.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Novon 20: 113 Yi 2010 Drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;