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Gastrochilus platycalcaratus

Gastrochilus platycalcaratus

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


Gastrochilus platycalcaratus is an species in the genus Gastrochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

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

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 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Broad Spur Gastrochilus

SynonymsEdit

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

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