Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Pelatantheria
Ridl. 1896
Type Species
Pelatantheria cristata
Pelatantheria ctenoglossum
Pelatantheria insectifera

Pelatantheria, abbreviated Pthia in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae.


The genus is distributed in India to Japan and in west Malaysia


Plants in this genus have a long climbing stem and small flowers.


Plant grows in moderate shade and warm temperatures depending on the species. Pot plants in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Plants can also be mounted. Water when the potting media is just approaching dryness, but still a bit moist and never allow the potting media to become bone dry.


The genus is named after the stelidia which enfold the anther cap and approach each other in so doing

Species Edit

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