Gastrorchis lutea

Gastrorchis lutea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Gastrorchis
Species: Gs. lutea
Binomial name
Gastrorchis lutea
(Ursch & Toill.-Gen.ex Bosser) K.Senghas 1984

Gastrorchis lutea is a species in the genus Gastrorchis.


Plant blooms in the spring with many 7.5 cm wide fragrant flowers.


Plant are found growing in Madagascar


Plants require shade around 1000 to 2500 footcandles and 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:The Egg-Yellow Phaius


  1. Phaius luteus Bosser 1971

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