Chiloschista usneoides (D.Don) Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 18: t. 1522 (1832) (syn: Aerides convallarioides Wall. ex Lindl.; Epidendrum usneoides D.DonSarcochilus usneoides (D.Don) Rchb.f.Thrixspermum usneoides (D.Don) Rchb.f.);
Himalaya to Myanmar: East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Lichen Split-Lip Orchid

Plant epiphytic or lithophytic, pendent; roots tufted, long, twisted. Inflorescence many flowered; peduncle brownish, pubescent, sheathed, 5-9mm long; sheaths ovate, acute, membranous, clasping, 3.5 x 2mm; rachis fle x uous, pubescent, 0.5-2mm long; floral bracts lanceolate obcordate, acuminate, membranous, 4 x 1.5mm. Flowers subsessile, lightly fragrant, 0.5-1.3 across, pink to white; pedicel and ovary densely hirsute pubescent, c 5mm long. Sepals similar, oblong, obtuse, 5 veined, 6 x 4mm. Petals spreading, ovate, obtuse, 5 veined, 6 x 4-5mm. Lip gibbous saccate at base, clawed; lateral lobes linear oblong, obtuse, 4-5 x 2-2.5mm; mid lobe truncate, emarginate; sac 2 x 3.5mm; disc between lateral lobes densely pubescent. Column 1.5-2mm; anther cap with 2-3 setae. Fruit weakly curved. Cyclindric, glabrous, 3.5-7.5 x 0.3-0.5cm.
(Attributions: N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orchids of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

MS, April, 2023/12 Orchid for id: 3 images.
Location : Hmuifang tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Date : 04-04-2023
Habit : Small epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild
Note : Extremely rare

Phalaenopsis or Taeniophyllum ??

This is Chiloschista usneoides, according to …



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