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Diploprora

Diploprora championii plate
Diploprora championii from The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Diploprora
Hook.f. 1890
Type Species
Diploprora championii


Diploprora, abbreviated Dpra. in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed from southern India, through the Thailand and Himalayas to Taiwan

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have 4 pollina and narrow petals and sepals.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in moderate shade and intermediate to warm temperatures depending on the species. Pot plants in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Plants can also be mounted. Water when the potting media is just approaching dryness, but still a bit moist and never allow the potting media to become bone dry.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its double bowed lip.

Species Edit

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