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Aspasia epidendroides

Aspasia epidendroides

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Aspasia
Species: Asp. epidendroides
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aspasia epidendroides
Lindley 1834


Aspasia epidendroides is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Aspasia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from winter to spring with two to three 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Northern South America at elevations around 1000 meters

CultureEdit

Grow plants in warm temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark. After flowering reduce watering for one to two months.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Epidendrum-Like Aspasia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aspasia barclayi Rolfe, Bull. 1892
  2. Aspasia fragrans Kl. 1853
  3. Odontoglossum aspasia Rchb.f 1861

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