Aspasia lunata

Aspasia lunata

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

Aspasia lunata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Aspasia.


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


Plants are found growing in the cool forest of Brazil.


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.


Common name: The Moon-Shaped Aspasia


  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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