Gastrochilus matsuran

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Vandeae
Subtribe Aeridinae
Scientific name Gastrochilus matsuran (Makino) Schlechter
Synonyms Gastrochilus rupestris Fukuyama; Saccolabium matsuran Makino: Saccolabium matsuran Makino forma epunctatus F. Maekawa; Saccolabium rupestre (Fukuyama) S. Y. Hu
Common name (Japanese common name) matsu-ran (マツラン, 松蘭 [meaning: pine orchid]), beni-kaya-ran (ベニカヤラン, 紅榧蘭 [meaning: red kaya orchid (kaya = Japanese nutmeg tree = Torreya nucifera)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (south of Miyagi Prefecture), Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) Korea
Habitat Evergreen tree forest
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Plants 1-3cm long. Leaves 7-20mm long, 3-5mm wide, purple spotted (merely non spotted (forma epunctatus)). Scapes 8-10mm long. Flowers pale yellow or pale green perianths ca. 3-3.5mm long, flowering in May to June. Growing epiphyte on trunk of trees. Perennial plants.
Reference Saccolabium matsuran Makino
Gastrochilus matsuran (Makino) Schltr. 1919
Note Rare species.
Gastrochilus matsuran (Makino) Schlechter (Syn. Saccolabium matsuran Makino): non hair at edge of lip petals and round.
Gastrochilus toramanus (Makino) Schlechter (Syn. Saccolabium toramanum Makino): non hair at edge of lip petals, lip petals divided to 3.
Photo below at Tokyo Dome is that of an orchid (Gastrochilus matsuran forma alba 'Hime') which was cultivated by Nakayama Nursery and displayed at the Orchid Show 2009 in Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan).

April 2009
at my home
April 2009
at my home
April 2009
at my home

February 2009
at Tokyo Dome