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Gastrochilus obliquus

Gastrochilus obliquus

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


Gastrochilus obliquus is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with up to eight 2.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the dense forest of the Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, northern Thailand, southern China, northern Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanging in baskets or mounted and usually require moderate shade and warm temperatures. Water frequently during growing season and reduce watering after flowering. If hanging 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

ImageNameDescription
Gastrochilus obliquus var. obliquus Gastrochilus obliquus variant Lip is with red spots. Petals and sepals are yellow with brown spots
Gastrochilus obliquus1 Gastrochilus obliquus variant Lip is with red spots. Petals and sepals are yellow with red spots

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Slanting Gastrochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Gastrochilus bigibbus (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Saccolabium bigibbum Rchb.f. ex Hook.f. 1869
  3. *Saccolabium obliquum Lindl. 1833

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