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Orchid Species: Saccolabium violaceum

Kew currently accepted name is Rhynchostylis gigantea

Saccolabium violaceum is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Sander in 1901. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Rhynchostylis gigantea.
Genus
Saccolabium (Slm.)
Grex
violaceum
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Sander
Year
1901
ORIGIN: Comes from the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Western Himalayas, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and the Philippines in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is a medium sized, hot to cool growing species with stout, repent, short stem carrying to 12, curved, fleshy, ligualte, deeply channeled, keeled, praemorse or retuse apically leaves and blooms on an axillary, pendant, to 2' [60 cm]long, racemose, densely many flowered, cylyndrical inflorescence that occurs in the winter and early spring and requires even water and fertilizer year round.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [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+ Rhynchostylis Rhy gigantea 1896 (Lindl.) Ridl.
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy violacea 1854 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Anota Anota densiflora 1914 (Lindl.) Schltr.
Add+ Anota Anota hainanensis 1919 (Rolfe) Schltr.
Add+ Anota Anota harrisoniana 1914 (Hook.) Schltr.
Add+ Anota Anota violacea 1914 (Lindl.) Schltr.
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy gigantea (Sagarik's strain)
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy gigantea red form
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy gigantea Sagarik's strain
Add+ Saccolabium Slm albolineatum 1864 Teijsm. & Binn.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm giganteum 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm harrisonianum 1864 Hook.
Add+ Vanda V densiflora 1851 Lindl.
Add+ Vanda V hainanensis 1896 Rolfe
Add+ Vanda V violacea 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Anota Anota gigantea 1944 (Lindl.) Fukuy.
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy gigantea peach form
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls giganteus 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Rhy. retusa 'Summerland' (4 awards in 1991) Rhy. retusa 'Christina' (2 awards from 2009 to 2016) Rhy. retusa 'Keith' (2 awards in 2015) Rhy. retusa 'Keiths' (2 awards in 2000) Rhy. retusa 'Crownfox' (2 awards from 1997 to 1999) Rhy. retusa 'Chris' (2 awards from 1977 to 1981) Rhy. retusa 'Belleair' (2 awards from 1971 to 1976) Rhy. retusa 'Charlie' (2018) Rhy. retusa 'Nico' (2018) Rhy. retusa 'Beach' (2017) Rhy. retusa 'Crownfox Delicado' (2016) Rhy. retusa 'Pink Huntan' (2012) Rhy. retusa 'Pink Beauty' (2011) Rhy. retusa 'Bright Pink' (2010) Rhy. retusa 'Shala' (2010) Rhy. retusa h.f. alba 'Hanlin' (2010) Rhy. retusa 'Best of Show' (2010) Rhy. retusa 'God's Handiwork' (2009) Rhy. retusa 'Dad DeOms' Delight' (2009) Rhy. retusa 'Burma' (2006)
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