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Aspasia lunata

Aspasia lunata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Aspasia
Species: Asp. lunata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aspasia lunata
Lindley 1836


Aspasia lunata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Aspasia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with a single 7.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cool forest of Brazil.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool to 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 Moon-Shaped Aspasia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aspasia papilionacea Rchb.f. 1876
  2. Miltonia odorata Rchb.f. 1855
  3. Odontoglossum lunatum Rchb.f 1864
  4. Trophianthus zonatus Schweidw. 1844

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