Gastrorchis tuberculosa

Gastrorchis tuberculosa

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

Gastrorchis tuberculosa is a species in the genus Gastrorchis.


Plant blooms in the fall with several 7.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant are found growing in Madagascar at elevations of 200 to 900 meters


Plants require shade around 1000 to 2500 footcandles and intermediate 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:The Tuber-Forming Phaius


  1. Bletia tuberculosum [Thouars]Sprengel 1822
  2. Phaius tuberculosus [Thou.] Blume 1856
  3. *Limodorum tuberculosum Thouars 1822
  4. Phaius fragrans Grignan 1901
  5. Phaius simulans Rolfe 1901
  6. Phaius tuberculatus Blume 1858
  7. Phaius warpuri Weathers 1901

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