Staurochilus ionosmus

Staurochilus ionosmus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Staurochilus
Species: Stchls. ionosmus
Binomial name
Staurochilus ionosmus
(Lindl.) Schltr. 1914

Staurochilus ionosmus is an species in the genus Staurochilus.


Plant blooms in the spring with up to twenty five 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Philippines at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters


Plant grows in moderate shade and 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.


Common Names:The Violet-Scented Staurochilus


  1. Cleisostoma ionosmum Lindl 1847
  2. Epidendrum lineare Blanco 1837
  3. Trichoglottis ionosma (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. ex Hayata 1915

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