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Sarcochilus australis

Sarcochilus australis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Sarcochilus
Species: Sarco. australis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sarcochilus australis
(Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863


Sarcochilus australis is an species in the genus Sarcochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with two to fifteen 1.8 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in gullies and gorges near stream banks in New South Wales and Victoria Australia, and Tasmania at elevations 0 to 1000 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in cool to warm conditions with moderate lighting. Pot plants in a well drain mix with open drainage such as medium fir bark with pumice or coarce perlite. Water regularly and keep the mix a bit moist but not damp. Plants will need to be watered more often during the summer as temperatures become more warm and less water as the temperatures cool in the winter. Wrinkled leaves indicate lack of watering. Plants like high humidity

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Sarcochilus australis brown Sarcochilus australis variant Brown sepals and petals, white lip with a patch of pink

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Southern Sarcochilus, The Butterfly Orchid

SynonymsEdit

    • Gunnia australis Lindl. 1834
  1. Gunnia picta Lindl. 1838
  2. Sarcochilus barklyanus F.Muell. 1859
  3. Sarcochilus gunnii F.Muell. 1859
  4. Sarcochilus pictus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863
  5. Thrixspermum australe (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863
  6. Thrixspermum pictum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1868

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