Lankesterella ceracifolia

Lankesterella ceracifolia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Lankesterella
Species: Lnkstr. ceracifolia
Binomial name
Lankesterella ceracifolia
(Barb.Rodr.) Mansf. 1940

Lankesterella ceracifolia is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Lankesterella


Plants are found in Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande Do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Parana states of Brazil to North eastern Argentina at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters


Plant blooms from winter to spring with several 1.5 cm wide flowers


Grow in shady lighting conditions. Plant grows in intermediate temperatures and should be water regularly. Keep mounted in sphagnum moss. Keep in high humidity.


Common name: The Waxy Leafed Lankesterella


  1. Cladobium ceracifolium (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920
  2. Cladobium majus Hoehne & Schltr 1926
  3. Cladobium oliganthum Hoehne & Schltr. 1926
  4. Lankesterella major (Hoehne & Schltr.) Mansf. 1940
  5. Lankesterella oligantha (Hoehne & Schltr.) Mansf 1940
  6. Spiranthes ceracifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881
  7. Stenorrhynchos ceracifolium Barb.Rodr. 1881
  8. Stenorrhynchos ceracifolium var. cornutum Barb.Rodr. 1881
  9. Stenorrhynchos cornutum (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1937

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