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Sarcochilus hillii

Sarcochilus hillii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Sarcochilus
Species: Sarco. hillii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sarcochilus hillii
F. Muell. 1861


Sarcochilus hillii is an species in the genus Sarcochilus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with two to ten 1.1 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on tree trunks and twigs in the gullies of Australia and New Caledonia at elevations up to 800 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

NamingEdit

Common Names: Hill's Sarcochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dendrobium hillii F. Mueller not Hooker 1899
  2. Sarcochilus hillii var. tricalliatus Rupp 1936
  3. Sarcochilus minutiflos F.M. Bailey 1909-13
  4. Sarcochilus tricalliatus (Rupp) Rupp 1951
  5. Thrixspermum hillii Rchb.f 1871

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