Gastrochilus calceolaris

Gastrochilus calceolaris

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Gastrochilus
Species: Gchls. calceolaris
Binomial name
Gastrochilus calceolaris
[Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.] D. Don 1825

Gastrochilus calceolaris is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.


Plant blooms in the fall with up to eight 2 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the forest of the Himalayas, Assam India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Yunnan and Hainan China, Vietnam Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines at elevations of 900 to 2300 meters


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 Shoe-Shaped Gastrochilus


  1. *Aerides calceolare Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. 1818
  2. Aerides leopardorum Wall. ex Hook. 1890
  3. Epidendrum calceolare (Buch.-Ham. ex Sm.) D.Don 1825
  4. Gastrochilus philippinensis Ames 1915
  5. Gastrochilus sororius Schlechter 1913
  6. Saccolabium calceolare [D. Don] Lindley 1839
  7. Sarcochilus nepalensis Sprengl. 1828

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