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Lepanthes tracheia

Lepanthes tracheia

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


Lepanthes tracheia is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with several 3 mm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the cloud forest of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Trachea Lepanthes

SynonymEdit

  1. Lepanthes caucana Schlechter 1924

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