Gastrochilus platycalcaratus (Rolfe) Schltr. 1914

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Common Name The Broad Spur Gastrochilus - In China - Dian Nan Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar and Thailand in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 6, nearly basal, green tinted with purplish red, oblong, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, racemose, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, obtuse floral bracts and carrying wide opening, waxy, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Gastrochilus diannanensis Z.H.Tsi & Y.Z.Ma 1985; *Saccolabium platycalcaratum Rolfe 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 #11 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide; Notes on the genus Gastrochilus (Orchidaceae) in Myanmar LIU, ZHOU, LI, TAN, ZYAW, XING, GAO 2020