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Lepanthes ruscifolia

Lepanthes ruscifolia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. ruscifolia
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes ruscifolia
Rchb.f. 1850


Lepanthes ruscifolia is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with a single 5 mm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of French Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela at elevations of 1800 to 2475 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Ruschia-Like Leaf Lepanthes

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