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Pleione scopulorum

Pleione scopulorum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. scopulorum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleione scopulorum
W.W.Sm. 1921


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with on to three 7 cm wide flowers.

Sepals and petals of flowers varies in colors of white, pink and yellow.[1] Plant has two leaves and a tall erect inflorescence.[1]

Plants were first introduced in cultivation in China and brought to Europe in early 1986.[1]

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on grassy ledges, humus covered boulders, and the pine forest of Yunnan and Xizang China, Northern Myanmar, and Assam India at elevations of 2800 to 4200 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 cliff growing Pleione

SynonymsEdit

  1. Bletilla scopulorum (W.W. Sm.) Schltr. 1924

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cribb, Phillip, and Ian Butterfield (1988). The Genus Pleione (Timber Press). 

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