Gastrochilus ciliaris Maek. 1936

Photo by Hsu Tian-Chuan

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Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Full shadeCool LATE SpringSummer

Common Name The Hairy Gastrochilus [refers to the hairs on the edge of the lip]- In Japan - Matsuge-kaya-ran - In China Yuan Mao Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Japan and Taiwan in forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying ovate-elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to apiculate, fleshy, coriaceous, twisted and atriculated basally to the leaf sheaths, green and brown spotted leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, few [3 to 4] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Saccolabium ciliare (Maek.) Ohwi 1954

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos good