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Lepanthes stalactites

Lepanthes stalactites

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. stalactites
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes stalactites
Luer & Hirtz 1987


Lepanthes stalactites is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to spring with a single 3 mm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 2600 to 3000 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 Stalactite Lepanthes

SynonymEdit

  1. Brachycladium stalactites (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

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