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Chiloschista usneoides

Chiloschista usneoides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Chiloschista
Species: Chsch. usneoides
Alliance:
Binomial name
Chiloschista usneoides
(Rchb. f.) Lindl. 1832


Chiloschista usneoides is an species in the genus Chiloschista.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with several 1.3 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Thailand at elevations of 1600 to 1700 meters.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Lichen-Like Chiloschista

SynonymsEdit

  1. Epidendrum usneoides D.Don 1825
  2. *Sarcochilus usneoides Rchb. f. 1863
  3. Thrixspermum usneoides (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1868

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