Gastrochilus hainanensis Z.H.Tsi 1989

Photo by Philip Wojtas and his Flicker Orchid Photo Site

Another Flower


Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

part shadehot Summer

Common Name The Hainan Gastrochilus - In China Hai Nan Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China and Vietnam in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with short stems carrying 4 to 5, nearly basal, oblong, fleshy, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, subumbellate, short to .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, , several flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts and carrying widely opening, thick textured flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;