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Lepanthes whittenii

Lepanthes whittenii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. whittenii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lepanthes whittenii
Pupulin & Bogarín 2004


Lepanthes whittenii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with a 4 mm wide flower

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Costa Rica at elevations around 2400 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:Whitten's Lepanthes

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