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Chiloschista lunifera

Chiloschista lunifera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Chiloschista
Species: Chsch. lunifera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Chiloschista lunifera
[Rchb.f]J.J. Sm. 1905


Chiloschista lunifera is an species in the genus Chiloschista.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with up to twenty 1.2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Himalayas, India, Assam, Burma, Thailand and Laos

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require moderate shade and cool to 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Moon Chilochista

SynonymsEdit

  1. Chiloschista indica J.J. Sm. 1913
  2. Chiloschista lunifera J.J. Sm 1905
  3. Sarcochilus luniferus (Rchb. f.) Benth. ex Hook. f. 1889
  4. *Thrixspermum luniferum Rchb. f. 1868

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