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Staurochilus

Staurochilus fasciatus plate
Staurochilus fasciatus from Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Staurochilus
Ridley 1900
Type Species
Staurochilus fasciatus


Staurochilus, abbreviated Stchls in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed in south east Asia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have 4 pollinas.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in moderate shade and cool to warm temperatures depending on the species. Pot plants in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Plants can also be mounted. Water when the potting media is just approaching dryness, but still a bit moist and never allow the potting media to become bone dry.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the crossed shaped lip of flowers in this genus.

Species Edit

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