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Nephelaphyllum

Nephelaphyllum pulchrum plate
Nephelaphyllum pulchrum plate from
Annales d’horticulture et de botanique

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Nephelaphyllum
Blume 1825
Type Species
Nephelaphyllum pulchrum


Nephelaphyllum is a genus with around 12 species of orchids

DistributionEdit

These species are found in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus usually have variegated leaves and small pseudobulbs.

CultureEdit

Plants usually require shade and warm temperatures. Plants should be potted in a mix that retain some moisture such as 40% fir bark, 30% sphagnum moss, and 30% soil. Medium should be kept moist during growing season. When growth matures with hold watering for 3 to 4 weeks. Repotting should be done after flowering. . New plants can be obtained from the old spikes by laying the spike out in sand and half covering it.

NamingEdit

The genus is named its cloud-like patterns on the leaves


Species Edit

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