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Pleione maculata

Pleione maculata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. maculata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleione maculata
(Lindl.) Lindl. 1851-2


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with a single 4.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

The plant was first published in Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1852 from species which were sent to Kew by Simons, who collected them from India[1]

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Yunnan China; Assam, Manipur, and Sikkim India; Bhutan; Nepal; Laos; Myanmar; Northern Thailand; and Vietnam at elevations of 600 to 2600 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 64° to 75°F during growing season and cold during dormancy form 50° to 37°F. Plants should be kept warmer than other species in the genus. Grow in diffused light and fertilize at half strength during summer. Plants can be grown mounted on coark

NamingEdit

Common name: The Spotted Pleione

SynonymsEdit

  1. Coelogyne arthuriana Rchb.f. 1881
  2. Coelogyne diphylla (Lindl. & Paxton) Lindl. 1854
  3. Coelogyne maculata Lindl. 1830
  4. Coelogyne maculata var. virginea Rchb.f. 1887
  5. Gomphostylis candida Wall. ex Lindl. 1830
  6. Pleione diphylla Lindl. & Paxton 1851
  7. Pleione maculata var. virginea (Rchb.f.) Karth. 1989

ReferencesEdit

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

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