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Leptotes harryphillipsii

Leptotes harryphillipsii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Leptotes
Species: Lpt. harryphillipsii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Leptotes harryphillipsii
Christenson 2004


Leptotes harryphillipsii is a species in the genus Leptotes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single flower. Species is similar to Leptotes tenuis, but with a slightly longer lip and discrete pink stripes on the other petals and sepals, which typically have more vibrant colors.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in south eastern Brazil

CultureEdit

Plant prefer dry outs between waterings. Water about one to two times every week. Fertilize about once every two weeks during growing season. Plant grows in medium to bright light and cool to warm temperatures. Pot in perlite and medium bark or in full sphagnum moss. Plant is best mounted.

NamingEdit

Common Name: Harry phillips' Leptotes

ReferencesEdit

  1. Christenson, Eric A.: Leptotes harryphillipsii in Orchids South Africa Vol.35, pp. 53. Cape Town, 2004.

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