Gastrorchis francoisii

Gastrorchis francoisii

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

Gastrorchis francoisii is a species in the genus Gastrorchis.


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


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


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.


Common Names:Francois' Gastrorchis


  1. Phaius francoisii (Schltr.) Summerh. 1971

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