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Hygrochilus parishii

Hygrochilus parishii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Hygrochilus
Species: Hygrch. parishii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Hygrochilus parishii
(Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1912


Hygrochilus parishii is an species in the genus Hygrochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with around five 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on limestone cliffs and trees in the montane forest of Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, southern China and Vietnam at elevations around 1300 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Parish's Hygrochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Hygrochilus parishii var. mariottianus (Rchb.f.) Pradhan 1987
  2. Hygrochilus parishii var. purpureus (N.E.Br.) Pradhan 1987
  3. Stauropsis mariottiana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1919
  4. Stauropsis parishii (Rchb. f.) Rolfe
  5. *Vanda parishii Rchb. f. 1868
  6. Vanda parishii var. mariottiana Rchb.f. 1880
  7. Vanda parishii var. purpurea N.E.Br. 1883
  8. Vandopsis parishii (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1912

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