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Lepanthes ribes

Lepanthes ribes

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. ribes
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes ribes
Luer 1976


Lepanthes ribes is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant can bloom in any season with several 1 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on trees and on the forest floor in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1400 to 2400 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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Lepanthes ribes alba Lepanthes quadricornis var. alba sephal are pale. lip is pale.
Lepanthes ribes xanthinum Lepanthes quadricornis var. xanthinum sephal is yellow and lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Ribes-Like Flower Lepanthes

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