Gastrochilus sinensis Z.H.Tsi 1989 Photo by The CN Flora Website

Plant Photo by Picassa Orchid Website

Common Name The Chinese Gastrochilus - In China Zhong Hua Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Fujian, northeastern Guizhou and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China in forests on tree trunks or on rocks along valleys at elevations around 800 to 3200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a repent, slender stem carrying distichous, well spaced, green with purple red spots, elliptic to oblong, acute, 3 awned apically leaves that blooms in the fall on 2 to 3, .4" [1 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered, subumbellate inflorescence with the upper part enlarged and with ovate-triangular floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use caution


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 ok for plant