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Pleurothallis deflexa

Pleurothallis deflexa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. deflexa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleurothallis deflexa
Luer 1975


Pleurothallis deflexa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with several 6 mm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 3000 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

VarietiesEdit

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Pleuro deflexa Pleurothallis deflexa variant Sepals are light brown and petals are green, lip is light brown

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Bent Backward Pleurothallis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acronia deflexa (Luer) Luer 2005

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