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Lycaste leucantha

Lycaste leucantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. leucantha
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste leucantha
[Klotsch]Lindl. 1851


Lycaste leucantha is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 10 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

CultureEdit

Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to warm temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


NamingEdit

Common Name:The White-Flower Lycaste

SynonymsEdit

  1. Lycaste candida Rchb.f 1863
  2. Lycaste leuco-flavescens Hort. ?
  3. *Maxillaria leucantha Klotzsch, Otto & A. Dietr. 1850

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