Gastrochilus sororius Schlechter 1913

Photo by Philipp Wojtas.

Part sunHotTo Warm LATE Fall

Common Name The Closely Related Gastrochilus

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1550 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte and is another attractive member of this genus with a miniature Phalaenopsis-like growth habit, a terete stem carrying 5 to 6, thick, fleshy, 4", narrowly lanceolate, very unevenly bilobed apically leaves, that blooms in the late fall on pendant 1" spikes with triangular, concave floral bracts and bearing a dense head of up to 10, pretty, 1/2" flowers with spreading and rounded greenish sepals and petals are spotted brownish red with a white sack-shaped lip, spotted red on the inside with a white and yellow bearded appendage.

Synonyms Saccolabium calceolare J.J.Sm. Sensu 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium calceolare; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo