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Lepanthes vespertilio

Lepanthes vespertilio

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. vespertilio
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes vespertilio
Rchb.f. 1856


Lepanthes vespertilio is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at anytime with several successive 5mm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 3500 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Bat Lepanthes

SynonymsEdit

  1. Lepanthes cosmos Luer & R.Escobar 1983

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