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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by juanriog, Mar 7, 2015.
I like that.
Do you (or anyone) know the difference between Gastrochilus platycalcaratus and G. minor (described by Seidenfaden)? I looked at the original description of G. minor, but it appears that many of them distributed as G. minor (including yours and mine, which is from Louisiana Orchid Connection) seems to show some difference from the original description. I'll post more details when I get a chance. But the bottom part of the pouch show the "double chin" or human butt-like shape, which seems to be closer to G. platycalcaratus. The photo below:
Gastrochilus minorはGastrochilus platycalcaratusか？ 怠け者の散歩道/ウェブリブログ
seems to be closer to the illustration in Seidenfaden's paper.
I'm sorry but I can not help you wis this information. Mines come from Thailand.
But I will check your information and see.
The species juanriog is showing is in fact Gastrochilus platycalcaratus and not Gchls. minor. I have Seidenfadens description and drawnings of Gchls. minor and as well the one of Gchls platycalcaratus. Seidenfadens drawing shows a completely deifferent flower for Gchls. minor. Both species are quite small but for the flowers of Gchls. minor Seidenfaden writes
"The sepals and petals are light yellow with dark orange spots, the epichile
white with very small yellow dots." Doesn't really fit for the Gastrochilus shown above.
@jaunriog Where did you got this plant from? I had one once, but unfortunately it died and I want a new one.
i think I boutgh it from katai
Hope its help,
Thanks for the info, gastrochilus. Have you seen a photo of correctly identified G. minor?
I found the original description of G. platycalcaratus, but I can't read German.
Here is the link (p. 582) for people who can read German:
Die Orchideen - Rudolf Schlechter - Google Books