Gastrochilus sessanicus

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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Gastrochilus
Sectio: Gastrochilus sect. Caespitosi
Species: Gastrochilus sessanicus


Gastrochilus sessanicus A.N.Rao, J. Orchid Soc. India 11: 1 (1997).

  • Type locality: India: Arunashal Pradesh. W. Kameng district, Sessa, alt. 1100 m
  • Holotype: A.N.Rao, 29273, Orchid Herbarium Tipi, OHT, (ORCHID RESEARCH CENTRE, TIPI)


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • East Himalaya (Arunachal Pradesh).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Rao, A.N. 1997. A new Species of Gastrochilus from Arunachal Pradesh (India). Journal of the Orchid Society of India. Chandigarh 11(1-2): 1–3.

Additional references[edit]

  • Swami, N. 2017. Orchids of Ziro: Arunachal Pradesh. Self published. ISBN 9789352680474. (as Gastrochilsu intermedius)
  • Gogoi, K., Rinya, K. & Reddy, S.K 2019. Gastrochilus platycalcaratus (Rolfe) Schltr. (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Vandeae: Aeridinae) - a new record for India. Pleione 13(2): 407–410. -->pdf!, DOI: 10.26679/Pleione.13.2.2019.407-410.


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