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Gastrochilus japonicus

Gastrochilus japonicus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Gastrochilus
Species: Gchls. japonicus
Alliance:
Binomial name
Gastrochilus japonicus
(Makino) Schltr. 1913


Gastrochilus japonicus is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with two to seven 2 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on pine trees in the montane forest of Japan and Taiwan at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters

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 Japan Gastrochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Gastrochilus holttumianus S.Y.Hu & Barretto 1976
  2. Gastrochilus taiwanianus S.S.Ying 1977
  3. *Saccolabium japonicum Makino 1891

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