Gastrochilus kadooriei Kumar, S.W.Gale, Kocyan, G.A.Fisch. & Aver. 2014SECTION Microphyllae

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Photos by Kumar, S.W.Gale, Kocyan, G.A.Fisch. & Aver and

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Common Name Kadoorie's Gastrochilus [Chinese Honk Kong botanical philanthropist and industrialist 1900's]

Flower Size .3" [9 mm]

Found in Hong Kong, Yunnan province of China, Laos and southern Vietnam at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with a rarely branched, woody towards the base, herbaceous towards the apex stem with alternate, distichous, green, ovate, finely serrated margin towards the apical 1/4", aristate apically, with a small lateral tooth on either side leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, pendulous thick, green, to .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 164[2]: 091-103 Kumar, S.W.Gale, Kocyan, G.A.Fisch. & Aver 2014 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; Validation of Gastrochilus prionophyllus (Vandeae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Yunnan Province, China Wu Ye & Pan 2019; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;