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Lepanthes melpomene

Lepanthes melpomene

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. melpomene
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes melpomene
Luer & Hirtz 1996


Lepanthes melpomene is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter through summer with a single successive 5mm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forest of Southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 2200 to 2700 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: Melpomene's Lepanthes

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