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Gastrorchis francoisii

Gastrorchis francoisii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Gastrorchis
Species: Gs. francoisii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Gastrorchis francoisii
Schltr. 1925


Gastrorchis francoisii is a species in the genus Gastrorchis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in spring to summer with many 3.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant are found growing in Madagascar at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters

CultureEdit

Plants require shade around 1000 to 2500 footcandles and cool to warm temperature requirements depending on the species. Plants should be potted in a mix that retain some moisture such as 40% fir bark, 30% sphagnum moss, and 30% soil. Medium should be kept moist during growing season. When growth matures with hold watering for 3 to 4 weeks. Repotting should be done after flowering.

NamingEdit

Common Names:Francois' Gastrorchis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phaius francoisii (Schltr.) Summerh. 1971

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