Gastrochilus fuscopunctatus (Hayata) Hayata 1917 SECTION Microphyllae Benth & Hook 1993

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Part sun Cool ColdWinterSpring MIDSummer

Common Name The Yellow-Brown Dot Gastrochilus [refers to the spotting on the leaves of the plant] - In China - Hong Ban Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .37" [9 mm]

Found in Taiwan near Mt Arisan in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, clump forming epiphyte with gray green, narrowly oblong leaves spotted in purple and kinky roots arising from the leaf axils that blooms in the winter through mid summer on an axillary, short, few flowered inflorescence that can arise at any time.

These plants require a tree fern mount, medium light, cold to warm temperatures and constant moisture.

Synonyms Gastrochilus fuscopunctatum (Hayata) Schltr. 1919; *Saccolabium fuscopunctatum Hayata 1912;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosana Hayata 1912 as Saccolabium fuscopunctatum; Aos Bulletin Vol 54 No 9 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 photo good; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as G pseudodistichus; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Validation of Gastrochilus prionophyllus (Vandeae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China Wu Ye & Pan 2019