Arachnis (plant)

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Arachnis breviscapa (Vandeae) - plant.jpg
Arachnis breviscapa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Arachnis
  • Arachnanthe Blume
  • Arhynchium Lindl.

The genus Arachnis, abbreviated as Arach in horticultural trade, (scorpion orchid,[2][3]) is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae), consisting of more than 20 species native to China, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.[1][4]

They generally have long and thin dark green leaves, (which can turn yellow if exposed to sunlight). They are found around 12m above ground on trees in woods and forests, or on rocks near to river banks.[5]

List of species[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Beard, James Daniel (2015). "A Translator's Vietnamese English Dictionary of Plant Names" (PDF). Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ Yearron, Sydney H. "Scientific or Latin Names to English Common Name" (PDF). The Canadian Orchid Congress. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ Flora of China, v25 p 465, 蜘蛛兰属 zhi zhu lan shu , Arachnis
  5. ^ "SCORPION ORCHID (ARACHNIS MAINGAYI)". 7 November 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Arachnis at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Arachnis at Wikispecies