Dimorphorchis lowii

Dimorphorchis lowii upper flowers
Upper Flowers
Dimorphorchis lowii lower flowers
Lower Flowers

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Dimorphorchis
Species: Esmrls. lowii
Binomial name
Dimorphorchis lowii
(Benth. & Hook. f.) Rolfe 1919

Dimorphorchis lowii is an species in the genus Dimorphorchis.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with many 7.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the forest of Borneo at elevations of 0 to 1300 meters


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.


Common Names: Low's Dimorphorchis


  1. Arachnanthe lowii (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook. f. 1889
  2. Arachnis lowii Rchb. f.1886; Arachnis rohaniana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1886
  3. Dimorphorchis lowii var. rohaniana (Rchb.f.) K.W.Tan 1974
  4. Renanthera lowii Rchb. f. 1854
  5. Renanthera rohaniana Rchb.f. 1855
  6. *Vanda lowii Lindl. 1847; Vandopsis lowii (Lindl.) Schltr. 1911

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