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Lyperanthus

Lyperanthus suaveolens plate
Lyperanthus suaveolens from
Australian Orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidioideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Caladeniinae
Alliance:
Genus: Lyperanthus
R.Br. 1810
Type Species
Lyperanthus suaveolens


Lyperanthus, abbreviated as Lyp. in horticultural trade, are a small family of terrestrial orchids from Australia.

DistributionEdit

Plants in this genus are distributed in Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants grow in colonies and have narrow leaves.

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool temperatures with moderate amounts of light. Plants require a summer dormancy. Withhold watering and keep the medium to dry out during the summer and water regularly during the winter. Pot in a well drain terrestrial mix of soil and peat.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the dark color of the flowers.

Species Edit

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