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29. Gastrochilus nanchuanensis Z. H. Tsi, Guihaia. 16: 149. 1996.

南川盆距兰 nan chuan pen ju lan

Stems creeping, 4-7 cm, ca. 2 mm in diam., internodes 4-5 mm. Leaves many, distichous; blade green, with purple-red spots, ovate or elliptic, 1.3-1.6 × 0.6-0.9 cm, apex acute and 3-lobed. Inflorescence subumbellate, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 5-7 mm, lower part with 2 cupular sheaths; floral bracts ovate, ca. 1 mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary ca. 9 mm. Flowers yellow, with purplish red spots, not widely opening. Sepals similar, elliptic, concave, ca. 4.2 × 3.5 mm, apex obtuse. Petals similar to sepals, ca. 4.1 × 2.9 mm, apex obtuse; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile nearly suborbicular or reniform, ca. 3 × 6 mm, adaxially densely shortly hairy, with a central cushion extending to hypochile, apex subtruncate and deeply 2-lobed; hypochile subconic, dorsiventrally compressed, ca. 3.3 mm tall, ca. 4.2 mm in diam., apex rounded. Column very short; anther cap narrowed and beaked at apex. Fl. Dec.

● On tree trunks in dense forests; ca. 1200 m. Chongqing (Nanchuan).


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