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Lepanthes mystax

Lepanthes mystax

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. mystax
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes mystax
Luer & R.Escobar 1983


Lepanthes mystax is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with several successive 5 mm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Costa Rica at elevations around 2850 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Mustache Lepanthes

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