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Orchid Species: Gastrochilus racemiferus

Kew currently accepted name is Cleisostoma racemiferum

Gastrochilus racemiferus is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cleisostoma racemiferum.
Gastrochilus (Gchls.)
(Lindl.) Kuntze
ORIGIN: Found in Assam India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in open forests on trees at elevations 600 to 2150 meters.

DESCRIPTION: An erect or pendulous, miniature to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a stout leaf stem carrying coriaceous, broadly lorate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, ascending, slender, 12" [30 cm] long, paniculate, 8 to 14 branched, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with a few distant sheaths and broad, short floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis racemiferum 1972 (Lindl.) Garay
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths tricolor 1855 Rchb.f.
Add+ Aerides Aer racemifera 1890 (Lindl.) Wall. ex Hook.f.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis chrysomelas 1972 (Rchb.f.) Garay
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths chrysomelas 1869 Rchb.f.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths lorifolius 1890 C.S.P.Parish ex Hook.f.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths manlinensis 1956 Guillaumin
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths pallidus 1840 Lindl.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths racemifer 1864 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths yunnanensis 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Aerides Aer racemiferum
Add+ Saccolabium Slm racemiferum 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths affinis 1895 Wall. ex Hook.f.
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls racemifer 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
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