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Lepanthes mentosa

Lepanthes mentosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. mentosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes mentosa
Luer 1987


Lepanthes mentosa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom in the winter with a single successive 4mm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica at elevations of 1500 meters.

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Hairy Lepanthes

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