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Lepanthes chimaera

Lepanthes chimaera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. chimaera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes chimaera
Luer & R.Escobar 1984


Lepanthes chimaera is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with two to three 1 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 3000 to 3600 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Chimaera Lepanthes

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