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Margelliantha

Margelliantha caffra plate
Margelliantha caffra in Southern African epiphytic orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Angraecinae
Alliance:
Genus: Margelliantha
P.J.Cribb 1979
Type Species
Margelliantha leedalii


The genus Margelliantha, is a genus of around 5 species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in eastern and southern Africa growing as epiphytes.

DescriptionEdit

The species was first described by Phillip J. Cribb in 1979.

CultureEdit

Grow in moderate light and with intermediate to warm temperatures. Grow in tree fern fibers or full sphagnum moss. Water regularly. Plant is best mounted on cork.

NamingEdit

The name is derived from Greek in which "margelis" means pearl and "anthos" which means flower.


Species Edit

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