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Orchid Species: Rhynchostylis gigantea

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Rhynchostylis gigantea is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Ridl. in 1896.
Genus
Rhynchostylis (Rhy.)
Grex
gigantea
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Ridl.
Year
1896
ORIGIN: This species occurs in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan China, Borneo, and the Philippines in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, monopodial, warm to hot growing, vandaceous epiphyte with a stout stem carrying imbricating at the base, linear, very thick, channeled, acute lobed apically leaves. The axillary, arcuate, to 15 [37 cm] long, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence, which appear in autumn and winter, have sweetly fragrant blooms that last for about two weeks. They need ample bright light and even watering and fertilizer through out the year.

FLOWER SIZE: About 1 inches [2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls giganteus 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
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+ Saccolabium Slm violaceum 1901 (Lindl.) Sander
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 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 peach form
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Rhy. gigantea 'Pottsy's Spotted Pride' (5 awards from 2011 to 2015) Rhy. gigantea 'Strub' (4 awards from 2014 to 2018) Rhy. gigantea 'Red' (4 awards from 2016 to 2017) Rhy. gigantea 'Siam' (4 awards from 1977 to 1979) Rhy. gigantea 'Kerstin' (3 awards from 2012 to 2013) Rhy. gigantea 'Hanlin' (3 awards from 2009 to 2010) Rhy. gigantea 'Lin' (3 awards from 2006 to 2007) Rhy. gigantea 'Nellie' (3 awards from 1996 to 1999) Rhy. gigantea 'Marjorie' (3 awards from 1975 to 1988) Rhy. gigantea h.f. alba 'Lea' (3 awards from 1986 to 1987) Rhy. gigantea (Sagarik's strain) 'Beachplum' (3 awards from 1963 to 1964) Rhy. gigantea 'Orange' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) Rhy. gigantea 'Spots' (2 awards in 2017) Rhy. gigantea 'Red Spots' (2 awards in 2016) Rhy. gigantea 'Gruppe' (2 awards in 2016) Rhy. gigantea 'Baby Angels' (2 awards in 2016) Rhy. gigantea 'Michelle' (2 awards from 1978 to 2016) Rhy. gigantea 'Wilson's Choice' (2 awards in 2015) Rhy. gigantea 'Pierre' (2 awards in 2015) Rhy. gigantea 'S. b. t. #1' (2 awards in 2014)
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