Gastrochilus matsudae Hayata 1920

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Hsu Tian-Chuan and his Flick Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Matsuda's Gastrochilus

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in central Taiwan in montne, primary coniferous forests on mossy trunks and branches of trees at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping stem carrying 8 to 33, distichous, linear-lanceolate to oblong, green, more or less spotted with red or puplish red, softly coriaceous leaves that blooms in nthe fall on a short, arising from the sheath of the terminal stems, .2 to .8" [.5 to 2 cm] long, 3 to 6, rarely 11 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Saccolabium matsudae (Hayata) Makino & Nemoto 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;