Gastrochilus acutifolius

Gastrochilus acutifolius

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

Gastrochilus acutifolius is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.


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


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


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.


Common Names: The Pointed-Leaf Gastrochilus


  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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