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Papilionanthe

Papilionanthe teres plate
Papilionanthe teres
Plate from Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Papilionanthe
Schlechter 1915
Type Species
Papilionanthe teres


Papilionanthe, abbreviated Pplnnt in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids comprising of more than 10 species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from India to South central China and Malesia

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have terete-leaf

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require full sun and warm temperatures. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Plants require high humidity. If the plants are mounted the roots must be watered regularly.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after its butterfly shaped flowers.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Mesoclastes Lindley 1830

SpeciesEdit

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