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Gastrochilus acutifolius

Gastrochilus acutifolius

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


Gastrochilus acutifolius is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in fall with around eight flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Assam India, the Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate shade and intermediate 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Pointed-Leaf Gastrochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerides umbellatum Wall. 1824
  2. Gastrochilus dentatus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Gastrochilus denticulatus (Paxton) Kuntze 1891
  4. *Saccolabium acutifolium Lindl. 1833
  5. Saccolabium dentatum Rchb.f. 1864
  6. Saccolabium denticulatum Paxt. 1840

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