18. Gastrochilus fargesii (Kraenzlin) Schlechter, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 288. 1919.
城口盆距兰 cheng kou pen ju lan
Saccolabium fargesii Kraenzlin, J. Bot. (Morot) 17: 423. 1903 ["fargesi"].
Stems repent, 3-13 cm, ca. 2 mm in diam., slender, with many leaves. Leaves distichous; blade narrowly oblong or falcate-oblong, 2-4.5 × 0.4-0.6 cm, apex acute and with 2 or 3 short awns. Inflorescences several, subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 5-10 mm, upper part enlarged, lower part with 2 sheaths; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1-2 mm; pedicel and ovary ca. 2 mm. Flowers small, yellowish green, with purplish red spots. Sepals similar, oblong-elliptic, ca. 4 × 2 mm, apex obtuse. Petals narrowly oblong, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse-rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile broadly triangular, 2-3 × 4-4.5 mm, adaxially glabrous, with a cushion extending to front wall of hypochile, margin ± erose, apex obtuse; hypochile subconic, ca. 2.2 mm tall, ca. 3 mm in diam., apex obtuse. Column ca. 1.5 mm; anther cap narrowed and beaked at apex. Fl. May-Jun.
● On tree trunks in forests; ca. 2300 m. N Chongqing, W Sichuan, SE Yunnan.