Chiloschista segawai

Plants are near flowering size to flowering size and mounted. The smaller mounts in the 2nd and 3rd photographs are of plants of this offering.

 

Chsch. segawai is native to south central Taiwan. Though usually leafless these plants will produce 2-3 small 5-15mm leaves. Plants will lose these leaves during the dry season in their native habitat. Plants consist of a tuft of roots. The roots are 2-5mm wide and flattened against the mount. When dry these roots are grey-green. When wet they turn dark green. In nature the roots sprawl over the branches and can form 6” – 12” flat masses. In cultivation they can completely cover a mount with roots. Inflorescences are produced from the center growing point. Inflorescences are 3” – 5” long and carry 5-12 flowers. Individual flowers are about ½” across.  In this seedling batch the sepals and petals are a light lime green.  The labellum is lighter green or white with the basal lobes veined red. Plants will grow well with Phalaenopsis but proliferate and flower better with brighter light. Plants need to dry out after each watering. A slightly cooler drier period in the fall is often beneficial to induce flowering.

 

DISCLAIMER:  These plants were purchased as a flask. I have kept them labeled as they were received. HOWEVER…  I find that the majority of Chiloschista species in cultivation are incorrectly identified. Most use color and color patterns to identify species. Years ago when working with the Aeridinae I realized that plants with identical physical characteristics often had different coloration. It is possible these are not correctly labeled. When they flower I can compare to drawings of the type specimens.

Chiloschista segawai

$19.99Price