Tiger Orchid

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    Tiger Orchid @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Tiger Orchid @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Tiger Orchid @ Hamanako Garden Park(Pacific Flora 2004)

Basic information

Flower Name
Tiger Orchid
Formal Name
Grammatophyllum speciosum
Alias
Tiger Orchid, Grammatophyllum
Habitat
Malaya, Burma, Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, tropical Asia
Morph
Epiphytic, Evergreen perennial

Comment

What is Tiger Orchid

Tiger Orchid (scientific name:Grammatophyllum speciosum) is perennial plant of the family Orchidaceae and is a huge orchid said to be world's largest. Because the height of the stock becomes up to 7.5 m, not size world one of the flower.
It lets many florets bloom in the inflorescence draw out from top of the flower stalk attached to large trunk or rock in a Southeastern Asian tropical rain forest. It is the close relation of the cymbidium, and the feeling of the flower is similar. Because a color of a flower is yellow, brown, and it has spotted design of the deep color to be called `tiger'.

Common name: Tiger Orchid, scientific name:Grammatophyllum speciosum, also known as: Gram.SCRIPTUM 'Tiger', the giant Orchid, Queen Orchid, grammar film, grammatofilam speciosam, origin: Malay Peninsula, Burma, Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, tropical Asia, high:2.5~7.5 m, flower diameter: 10 cm, flower color: Brown to yellow-brown spots and yellow reddish-brown spots, flowering: 9-11 months (one year), stem diameter: 2-4 cm, Stem shape: thick cylindrical.

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Grammatofilam
Species
G. speciosum
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
Orchid
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Greenhouse
Color
Brown, Yellow
Season
SepOctNov
Height
250 ~ 750 [cm]
Diameter
8 ~ 10

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