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Gastrochilus bellinus

Gastrochilus bellinus

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


Gastrochilus bellinus is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late winter through spring with three to eight 3.35 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in forest of Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Southern China at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters

CultureEdit

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.

VariantsEdit

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Gastrochilus bellinus spotted Gastrochilus bellinus variant Lip is with red spots. Petals and sepals are yellow with brown spots

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Cute Gastrochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Saccolabium bellinum Reichb.f. 1884

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