Gastrorchis humblotii

Gastrorchis humblotii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Gastrorchis
Species: Gs. humblotii
Binomial name
Gastrorchis humblotii
[Rchb.f]Schlechter 1925

Gastrorchis humblotii is a species in the genus Gastrorchis.


Plant blooms in spring to fall with many 7.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant are found growing in Madagascar and the Comoros Islands at elevations of 1000 to 2000 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:Humblot's Phaius


  1. Gastrorchis humblotii var. schlechteri (H.Perrier) Senghas ex Bosser & P.J.Cribb 1999
  2. Gastrorchis schlechteri H. Perrier 1930
  3. Gastrorchis schlechterii H. Perrier ex François 1929
  4. Phaius humblotii var. schlechteri (H.Perrier) Bosser 1971
  5. Phaius schlechteri (H. Perrier) Summerh. 1964
  6. Phaius humblotii Rchb.f. 1880

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