Papilionanthe subulata

Papilionanthe subulata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Papilionanthe
Species: Pplnnt. subulata
Binomial name
Papilionanthe subulata
(Willd.) Garay 1974

Papilionanthe subulata is an species in the genus Papilionanthe.


Plant blooms in the spring with several 6.25 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in India and Sri Lanka


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require full sun and cool to 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.


Common Names: The Awl-Shaped Papilionanthe


  1. Epidendrum subulatum J. König 1791
  • Limodorum subulatum Willd. 1805

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