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Staurochilus luchuensis

Staurochilus luchuensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Staurochilus
Species: Stchls. luchuensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Staurochilus luchuensis
(Rolfe) Fukuy. 1942


Staurochilus luchuensis is an species in the genus Staurochilus.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Philippines, Taiwan and the Ryukyu Archipelago at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in moderate shade and intermediate 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

Common Names:The Luchue Staurochilus

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cleisostoma ionosmum fo. lutschuense Makino 1907
  2. Pomatocalpa luchuense (Rolfe) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1961
  3. Staurochilus lushuensis (Rolfe) Fukuy. 1942
  4. *Stauropsis luchuensis Rolfe 1907
  5. Trichoglottis ionosma var. luchuensis (Rolfe) S.S. Ying 1977
  6. Trichoglottis luchuensis (Rolfe) Garay & H.R. Sweet 1972
  7. Vandopsis luchuensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1911

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