Gastrochilus ciliaris

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Vandeae
Subtribe Aeridinae
Scientific name Gastrochilus ciliaris F. Maekawa
Synonyms Saccolabium ciliare (F. Maekawa) Ohwi
Common name (Japanese common name) matuge-kaya-ran (マツゲカヤラン, 睫毛榧蘭 [meaning: eyelashes kaya orchid (kaya = Japanese nutmeg tree = Torreya nucifera)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Kyushu (Yakushima Island)
(Other nations) Taiwan
Habitat Evergreen broadleaf tree forest
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Leaves 9-10mm long and 4-5mm wide or 16-20mm long and 3.5-4mm wide. Flowers calyx lobes ca. 2-2.5mm long, sepals ca. 2mm, hairy at edge of lip petals. Growing epiphyte on trunk of trees. Perennial plants.
Reference Gastrochilus ciliaris F. Maek.
Note  Rare species.
Gastrochilus toramanus (Makino) Schlechter (Syn. Saccolabium toramanum Makino): non hair at edge of lip petals, lip petals divided to 3.
Gastrochilus matsuran (Makino) Schlechter (Syn. Saccolabium matsuran Makino): non hair at edge of lip petals and round.

October 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
October 2006
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden