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Lepanthes pilosella

Lepanthes pilosella

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. pilosella
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes pilosella
Rchb. f. 1886


Lepanthes pilosella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at any time of the year with a single 8 mm flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool 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 Short-Haired Lepanthes

SynonymsEdit

  1. Brachycladium pilosellum (Rchb.f.) Luer 2005
  2. Lepanthes dasyphylla Rchb. f. 1887
  3. Lepanthes palmaritoënsis Garay 1956
  4. Lepanthes peperomioides Schltr. 1920
  5. Lepanthes saccosepala L.B. Sm. & S.K. Harris 1934

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