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Frondaria caulescens

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Frondaria
Species: Fro. caulescens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Frondaria caulescens
(Lindl.) Luer 1986


Frondaria caulescens is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Frondaria.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at any season with several 8 mm wide flowers.

It is unique because of its leaflike sheaths of the ramicauls.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1300 to 3200 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions with high air circulation. Pot the plant in tree fern bark or mount. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plants are difficult to maintain.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Stem Forming Frondaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Humboldtia caulescens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. *Pleurothallis caulescens Lindl. 1834
  3. Pleurothallis graminea Schlt. 1921

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