Gastrochilus bellinus [Rchb.f] Kuntze 1891 SECTION Gastrochilus

Flowers and Plant Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Spotted Color Form. Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sunHotTo Cool LATE Winter THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Cute Gastrochilus - In China - Da Hua Pen Ju Lan - In Thailand Suea Dam - Ueang Tin Tao

Flower Size 1 3/4" [3.35 cm]

Found in Myanamar, Thailand, southern China and Laos in dense forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short to long stem carrying to 6 or 8, falcate, narrowly oblanceolate, deeply unequal, subacutely bifid apically leaves with a very short, erect, suborbicular inflorescence with a few [2 to 7], fragrant, waxy flowers occuring in the late winter and spring.

Synonyms *Saccolabium bellinum Reichb.f. 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Saccolabium bellinus; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Saccolabium bellinum drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 photo; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 12 2000 drawing; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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