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Arachnis

Arachnis hookeriana plate
Arachnis hookeriana plate from
Xenia Orchidacea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Arachnis
Blume 1825
Type Species
Arachnis flos-aeris


Arachnis, abbreviated as Arach. in horticultural trade, is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from Indo-China, Malaysia, to the Solomon Islands.

DescriptionEdit

This genus has long scrambling stems and fleshy flowers. Flowers have a fixed lip and four pollina. The genus contains around seven species.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged or mounted on cork, the roots must be watered frequently and if it is potted in bark they should be watered 1 to 2 times a week. Plants should be grown in media that is kept moist but not wet such as several pieces of medium to coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Water evenly and fertilize heavily year round. Keep plants in a area with high humidity.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after its spider shaped flowers. It is commonly referred to as “scorpian orchids.”

Species Edit

Natural Hybrids Edit

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