Gastrochilus obliquus (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 661 1891. (syn: Gastrochilus bigibbus (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze; Saccolabium bigibbum Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.; Vanda obliqua Wall. ex Hook.f.);
Himalaya to China (SW. Sichuan, S. Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Slanting Belly-Lip Orchid

Gastrochilus obliquus var. suavis: 2 very high res. images.
Gastrochilus obliquus var. suavis
Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam, India

Both CoL and POWO do not give distribution of this var. in our area.
Only type var. is given distribution as per CoL and POWO.
Should I take it as Gastrochilus obliquus var. obliquus ?

It’s already mentioned in Gogoi 2018 “Wild Orchids of Assam”.

But my question is- Is this correct?



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of peninsular India  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants  Wikipedia  gunaorchids  IOSPE PHOTOS