Gastrochilus raraensis Fukuy. 1934

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Plant and Flowers

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Common Name The Rara? Gastrochilus - In China Hong Song Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Taiwan in coniferous forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1500 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, slender stem carrying many distichous, yellowish green often with red spots on both sides, oblong to lanceolate, acute, 3 awned apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, 3 to 7 flowered, subumbellate inflorescence.

Synonyms Saccolabium raraense (Fukuy.) S.Y.Hu 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing okish; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;