Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum

Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Grammatophyllum
Species: Gram. stapeliiflorum
Binomial name
Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum
(Teijsm. & Binn.) J.J.Sm. 1905

Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum is a species in the Grammatophyllum genus.


Plant blooms in the summer with ten 5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant with a foul smell.


Plant is found growing on large trees in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Celebes and the Philippines at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters


These plants are usually rare in cultivation due to their spacial requirements. Plants require direct sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep in temperatures of 75° to 85°F in the day and 55°-6O°F in the night. Plants can tolerate temperatures up to 100°F and as low as 45°F. Plants need to be heavily fertilized during growing season. Pot in sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Mix should be well drained. Keep area well ventilated. Water frequently in spring to early fall during growth period, but do not keep mix wet and damp. In the winter reduce watering and water when potting media is dried.


Common Name: Stapelia-like Grammatophyllum


  1. Cymbidium huttoni Hkr.f. 1867
  2. *Cymbidium stapeliaeflorum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862
  3. Cymbidium stephensi Ridl. 1900
  4. Grammangis huttoni Bnth. 1889
  5. Grammangis stapeliiflorum Schltr 1911
  6. Grammangis stapeliiflora [Teijsm. & Binn.] Schlechter 1911
  7. Sadokum stapeliiflorum D. Tiu & Cootes 2007