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Dimorphorchis

Dimorphorchis lowii plate
Dimorphorchis lowii plate from
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Dimorphorchis
Rolfe 1919
Type Species
Dimorphorchis lowii


Dimorphorchis abbreviated as Dimo. in horticultural trade, is a genus of around 2 species.

DistributionEdit

Plants in this genus are distributed in Borneo.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this have flowers of two different color on one inflorescence. The inflorescence are pendulous.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight 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. Water plant regularly.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after the two flower forms which appear

SpeciesEdit

  • Dimorphorchis lowii (Lindl.) Rolfe, 1919.
    • Dimorphorchis lowii var. lowii.
    • Dimorphorchis lowii var. rohaniana (Rchb.f.) K.W.Tan, Taxon. Arachmis,1974.
  • Dimorphorchis rossii Fowlie, 1989.
    • Dimorphorchis rossii var. graciliscapa A.L.Lamb & Shim in C.L.Chan. & al., 1994.
    • Dimorphorchis rossii var. rossii.
    • Dimorphorchis rossii var. tenomensis A.L.Lamb in C.L.Chan & al., 1994.

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