Gastrochilus acaulis

Gastrochilus acaulis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Gastrochilus
Species: Gchls. acaulis
Binomial name
Gastrochilus acaulis
(Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

Gastrochilus acaulis is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.


Plant blooms in the fall with several flowers.


Plants are found growing in India and Sri Lanka


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate shade and warm to cool temperatures. Water frequently during growing season and reduce watering after flowering. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.


Common Names:The stemless Gastrochilus


  1. *Cleisostoma acaule Lindl., 1833.
  2. Saccolabium acaule (Lindl.) Hook.f., 1890.
  3. Vanda pulchella Wight, 1851.
  4. Vanda fimbriata Gardner ex Thwaites, 1861.
  5. Saccolabium nilagiricum Hook.f., 1890
  6. Gastrochilus nilagiricus Kuntze, 1891.
  7. Gastrochilus pulchellus (Wight) Schltr., 1913.
  8. Saccolabium pulchellum (Wight) C.E.C.Fisch. in J.S.Gamble, 1928.
  9. Gastrochilus indicus Garay, 1972

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