Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Chiloschista
Lindley 1832
Type Species
Chiloschista usenoides

Chiloschista, abbreviated Chsch in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids comprising of more than 20 species.


Plants are distributed from Southeast Asia, India, Indonesia and Australia.


Plants in this genus have two pollina and are usually leafless.


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require moderate shade and warm temperatures. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Plants require high humidity. Plants should be dried out between waterings. During growing season in the summer increase watering frequency and reduce watering during the winter during rest periods. If the plants are mounted the roots must be watered regularly.


This genus is named after the deep cleft in the flowers lip.


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