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Pelatantheria


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
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.

DistributionEdit

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

DescriptionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

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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