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Elythranthera

Elythranthera brunonis & Elythranthera emarginata plate
Elythranthera brunonis & Elythranthera emarginata from
Australian Orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidioideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Caladeniinae
Alliance:
Genus: Elythranthera
(R. Br.) A.S. George 1963
Type Species
Elythranthera emarginata


Elythranthera, abbreviated as Elth. in horticultural trade, are a small family of terrestrial orchids from Australia.

DistributionEdit

Plants in this genus are distributed Australia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants are terrestrial and relies on tubers.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withhold watering and keep the medium to dry out after the leaves die out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain gritty terrestrial mix of sand, peat, and eucalyptus leaf litter. Plants are difficult to grow.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the hood over the anther of the flower.

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Glossodia R. Br. 1810

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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