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24. Gastrochilus matsudae Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 9: 116. 1920.

宽唇盆距兰 kuan chun pen ju lan

Saccolabium matsudae (Hayata) Makino & Nemoto.

Stems creeping, elongate, slender. Leaves distichous; blade narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, ca. 3 × 0.4-0.6 cm, fleshy, base cuneate, apex acute. Inflorescence subumbellate, 3- or 4-flowered; peduncle ca. 2 cm; pedicel and ovary 4-5 mm. Flowers yellowish green, with a few brown spots. Sepals similar, obovate-oblong or subelliptic, concave, 4.5-6 × 3-3.7 mm, base contracted, apex obtuse. Petals similar to sepals, slightly smaller; lip with an epichile and a saccate hypochile; epichile reflexed, suborbicular or flabellate, ca. 5 × 6-7 mm, adaxially densely white pubescent, with a yellow central cushion, apex rounded and retuse; hypochile parallel to epichile, distinctly bent forward, subconic, ± laterally compressed, 3-4.8 mm tall, 2-3.8 mm in diam. Column ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jan-Feb.

● On tree trunks in forests; ca. 1000 m. S Taiwan.


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