Eclecticus chungii

This is an orchid that is named after me.

Eclecticus chungii is found in Thailand and Indochina.

Eclecticus chungii resembles Kingidium in appearance. It is grown in semi shade conditions and it flowers erratically in Singapore weather. The flowers last approximately a week in Singapore’s weather.

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Photo of the plant

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Dimension of the flower

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Dimension of the flower

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Side profile of the flower

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Front profile of the flower

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http://www.ipni.org/ipni/idPlantNameSearch.do?id=77100968-1&back_page=&show_history=true

Peter O’Byrne has described this orchid and it is published in Orchideen Journal No. 3, 2009.

Previously, you can go to the Orchideen Journal ‘s website and click on the link – Peter O’Byrne Eclecticus – eine neue südostasiatische Orchideengattung , Eclecticus – a new S. E. Asian orchid genus

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The link to the article has expired, so to read about the article one can subscribe to Orchideen Journal.

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2 Responses to “Eclecticus chungii”

  1. Has anyone started growing these for commercial release yet? Collected seeds in the wild, etc? I thought I had bought one off of ebay a few years ago but I was being scammed. Very disappointing.

    • orchideae Says:

      I believed they are still pretty rare in the market.. but the nurseries in Thailand should have started to grow and produce them for commercial release. Personally I brought seed grown plants from a thai vendor during the last WOC in Singapore.

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