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Lepanthes guanacastensis

Lepanthes guanacastensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. guanacastensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes guanacastensis
Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930


Lepanthes guanacastensis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall to winter with a 15 mm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the wet forest from Nicaragua to Costa Rica at elevations of 1000 to 1500 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 Guanacaste Lepanthes

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