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Lepanthes nautilus

Lepanthes nautilus

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


Lepanthes nautilus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to spring with around two 1 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forest of Santander, Colombia at elevations arouns 2550 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 Nautilus-Shaped Lepanthes

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