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21. Gastrochilus linii Ormerod, Taiwania. 47: 242. 2002.

金松盆距兰 jin song pen ju lan

Gastrochilus flavus T. P. Lin, Native Orchids Taiwan 3: 95. 1987, not (J. D. Hooker) Kuntze (1891); G. raraensis Fukuyama var. flavus S. S. Ying.

Stems often less than 8 cm. Leaves distichous, closely spaced; blade grayish green abaxially, green adaxially, elliptic or oblong, ca. 3 × 0.8 cm, apex acute. Inflorescence subumbellate, 3-7-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 cm; pedicel and ovary ca. 1.2 cm. Flowers yellow, with brown spots. Sepals and petals similar, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 5-5.5 × 2.5-3 mm, apex rounded; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reflexed, white, deltoid, ca. 4 × 5.5 mm, margin and adaxial surface with white hairs, with a yellow central cushion, apex obtuse; hypochile conic, slightly laterally compressed, ca. 2 mm tall, laterally shallowly grooved, slightly attenuate and obtuse at tip, ± curved. Column short. Fl. May.

● On trunks of Pinus trees; ca. 2000 m. C Taiwan.


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