Gastrochilus intermedius (Griff. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Microphyllae Bentham Drawing by R Pantling Copyright

Cool LATERSummer Fall

Common Name The Intermediate Gastrochilus - In China Xi Jing Pen Ju Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southeastern Sichuan province of China, Assam, Thailand, and Vietnam in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slightly flattened, slender, branched stems carrying distichous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a subumbellate, short to .4" [1 cm], often 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

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

Synonyms Saccolabium calceolare Paxton 1839; *Saccolabium intermedium Griff. ex Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium intermedium; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Saccolabium bigibbum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Saccolabium intermedium drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;