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Pleione albiflora

Pleione albiflora

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. albiflora
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleione albiflora
P.J.Cribb & C.Z.Tang 1983


Pleione albiflora is a species of Pleione found in East Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 6 cm wide flower.

Flowers are similar to Pleione humilis but differs by being larger with a more prominent pouch near the base of the lip.[1] The callus also contains four to five lines of papillae.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on tree trunks and moss covered rocks in Northern Burma and Yunnan China at elevations of 2400 to 3250 meters.[1]

CultureEdit

Plant goes dormant in the late fall to early spring. Pot plants in a mix of bark and sphagnum moss, or in 50% peat and 50% perlite. Mix should retain moisture and should be well drained. Plants should be watered constantly during growing season. Stop watering when leaves drop. Plant should be misted lightly and potting media should be kept dried during dormancy in the fall. Keep plant cool from 16° to 75°F during growing season and cold during dormancy form 50° to 25°F. Grow in diffused light and fertilize at half strength during summer.

NamingEdit

Common name: The white flower Pleione

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cribb, Phillip, and Ian Butterfield (1988). The Genus Pleione (Timber Press). 

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