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Rhynchostylis gigantea

Rhynchostylis gigantea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Rhynchostylis
Species: Rhy. gigantea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Rhynchostylis gigantea
[Lindley]Ridley 1896


Rhynchostylis gigantea is an species in the genus Rhynchostylis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with many 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the forest of Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan China, Borneo, and the Philippines at elevations of 0 to 700 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require moderate sun light 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), medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Rhynchostylis gigantea var alba Rhynchostylis gigantea var. alba Sepals, petals, and lip are white.
Rhynchostylis gigantea var rubrum Rhynchostylis gigantea var. rubrum Sepals and petals are purple, and lip are purple.
Rhynchostylis gigantea 'peach' Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Peach" Sepals and petals are light pink, and lip are light pink.
Rhynchostylis gigantea 'orange' Rhynchostylis gigantea 'orange' Sepals and petals are light orange, and lip are light orange.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Giant Rhynchostylis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Anota densiflora Schlechter 1914
  2. Anota gigantea (Lindl.) Fukuy. 1944
  3. Gastrochilus giganteus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Rhynchostylis gigantea subsp. violacea (Lindl.) Christenson 1985
  5. Saccolabium albolineatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1864
  6. *Saccolabium giganteum Lindley 1833
  7. Vanda densiflora Lindley 1851-2
  8. Vanda violacea Lindl. 1841

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