logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Orchids Site

BellaOnline's Orchids Editor

g

Orchids Species from South Asia


There are three major orchid rich regions of the world, namely, Equatorial regions in South America and Africa as well as the tropical rain forests of South Asia. South Asia has a vast variety of orchids, which also includes orchids with strange and unique features. Many of these orchids are quite delicate; while others are more adaptable or hardy. I will list some of those which I found were quite hardy.

Out of all the orchids that I have grown, Phaius tankervilleae is the hardiest. Though in wild it grows in very humid environments, I found that it can survive dry climatic conditions also.

Hardy species are:
Acampe papillosa, Aerides fieldingii, Aerides multiflora, Aerides rosea, Arundina graminifolia, Bulbophyllum crassipes, Cymbidium aloifolium, Luisia trichoriza, Pholidota imbricata, Papilionanthe teres, Phaius tankervilleae, Rhynchostylis retusa, Smitinandia micrantha.

Comparatively less hardy orchid species
These require somewhat more care. For these orchids you need to keep humidity levels on the higher side (< 75%). Orchids like Cleisostoma subulatum grow in deeply shaded humid areas, so keep them away from direct sun light. They are:
Acampe ochraceae, Aerides odorata, Agrostophyllum khasianum, Bulbophyllum andersonii, B. gutulatum, B. listeria, B. ornatissimum, Calanthe tricarinata, Coelogyne cristata, C. flaccida, C. flavida, C. ovalis, Cleisostoma aspersum, C. racemiferum, C. subulatum, Cymbidium eburneum, C. ensifolium, C. iridioides, C. pendulum, Dendrobium anceps, D. aphyllum. D. bicameratum, D. chrysotoxum, D. crepidatum, D. cumulatum, D. densiflorum, D. farmer, D. fimbriatum, D. formosum, D. jenkinsii, D. lindleyi, D.moschatum, D. nobile, D. transparens, Flickingeria macraei, Gastrochilus inconspicuous, Herminium lanceum, Panisea uniflora.

Orchids which are delicate
These orchids are so delicate that changing environmental conditions have had a very drastic effect on them. Many of these are struggling to survive even in wild. Consequently, have either become rare or have completely vanished from that area. These require specific care. When attempting to grow orchids from this list, you will have to pay more attention on the growth needs. These orchids are:
Ascocentrum ampullaceum, Dendrobium aduncum, Gastrochilus calceolaris, G. dasypogon, Goodyera biflora, G. repens, Liparis bistriata , L. longipes, L. plantaginea, Luisia brachystachs, Micropera manii, Oberonia iridifolia, O. pachyphylla, Otochilus alba, O. fuscus, Pholidota griffithii, Pleione maculate, Phalaenopisis mannii, P. parishii, Pterocerus suaveolus, Renanthera imshootiana, Thelasis pgymea, Thunia alba, Vanda cristata.

Let me point out here that if an orchid becomes rare or extinct in wild, it does not categorise it as delicate. Sometimes due to a variety of reasons, orchids are collected blindly from wild; leaving behind dwindling populations. Take for instance, Phaius tankervilleae. I found this orchid to be highly adaptable, but unfortunately, in wild it is quite rare.


Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Twitter Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Facebook Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to MySpace Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Del.icio.us Digg Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Yahoo My Web Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Google Bookmarks Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Stumbleupon Add Orchids+Species+from+South+Asia to Reddit




Orchid Flora of Arunachal Pradesh
Growing Orchids as Houseplants
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Orchids Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Anu Dubey Dharmani. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Anu Dubey Dharmani. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Anu Dubey Dharmani for details.

g


g features
Medicinal Uses of Orchids

Fragrant Orchids

How to Maintain an Orchid Journal

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor