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Leptotes pohlitinocoi

Leptotes pohlitinocoi

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Leptotes
Species: Lpt. pohlitinocoi
Alliance:
Binomial name
Leptotes pohlitinocoi
V.P.Castro & Chiron 2004


Leptotes pohlitinocoi is a species in the genus Leptotes.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with a single flower. it is similar to Leptotes bicolor but has slightly smaller flowers with all segments completely pink.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the rain forest in Bahia, 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: pohlitinoco's Leptotes

ReferencesEdit

  1. Vitorino P. Castro Neto: Leptotes pohlitinocoi in Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses Vol.2: pl.163. São Paulo, March 2006. ISBN 8590149447

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