Gastrochilus pseudodistichus (King & Pantl.) Schltr. 1913 SECTION Microphylae Benth & Hkr.


Photo by Philipp Wojtas

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Marnie Turkel and her Stoney Point Cermic Designs and Orchids


Common Name The False Distichous Gastrochilus - In China Xiao Chun Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Thailand and Vietnam in coniferous forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters as a creeping, miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with a pendant, branching, slender stem enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, lanceolate, acuminate to minutely bifid, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, racemose, subumbellate, successively 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Gastrochilus hoyopsis (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1963; Saccolabium distichus var pseudodistichum [King & Pantl.] Finet 1934; Saccolabium hoyopse Rolfe ex Downie 1925; *Saccolabium pseudodistichum King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium pseudodistichum drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as G. hoyopsis drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as G hoyopsis; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 photo hmm; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids Australia Vol 12 No 4 2000; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; 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; Notes on the genus Gastrochilus (Orchidaceae) in Myanmar LIU, ZHOU, LI, TAN, ZYAW, XING, GAO 2020