Gastrochilus nanchuanensis Z.H.Tsi 1996

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Common Name The Nanchuan Gastrochilus - In China Nan Chuan pen ju lan

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in the Nanchuan district of Chongking province of China in dense forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with creeping stems carrying many, distichous, green, purple red spotted, ovate to elliptic, acute, trilobed leaves taht blooms in the late fall and early winter on a subumbellate, peduncle .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, 2 or 3 flowered inflorescence with two lower cupular sheath and ovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 as G minor drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;