Gastrochilus platycalcaratus

Gastrochilus platycalcaratus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Gastrochilus
Species: Gchls. platycalcaratus
Binomial name
Gastrochilus platycalcaratus
(Rolfe) Schltr. 1914

Gastrochilus platycalcaratus is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Yunnan China, Thailand, and Malaysia.


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 hanged 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 Broad Spur Gastrochilus


  1. Saccolabium platycalcaratum Rolfe, 1909
  2. Gastrochilus diannanensis Z.H.Tsi & Y.Z.Ma, 1985

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