Chiloschista

Chiloschista

  • Chiloschista
  • Chiloschista
  • Chiloschista
  • Chiloschista
  • Flower name
    Chiloschista
  • Scientific name
    Chiloschista
  • Alias無葉蘭, キロスキスタ, キロシスタ, チロシスタ, Chiloschista
  • Place of originVietnam, India, Thailand and Australia
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September

What is Chiloschista

Chiloschista or Chiloschista (scientific name: Chiloschista) is a leafless epiphytic orchid of the family Orchidaceae, native to Vietnam, India, Thailand and Australia. Nourishing photosynthesis with roots without leaves. From the short central rhizome, radially stretch green, flat photosynthetic roots. It is often spread on wooden boards with water.
There are varieties include parishii, lunifera, and viridiflava.

Generic name: Kirocista, Scientific name: Chiloschista, aka:starfish orchids, plant length 20-40 cm, stem: short, leaf : None, root color: green-white, flowering period: June to September.


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Chiloschista
  • Species
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeleafless epiphytic orchid
  • Flower colorsBrown White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 2.0 cm

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