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Pleurothallis gargantua

Pleurothallis gargantua

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. gargantua
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleurothallis gargantua
Luer 1996


Pleurothallis gargantua is a terrestrial orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single successive 7.5cm wide flower

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate 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 gargantua Pleurothallis gargantua variant Sepals are green and petals are purple, lip is purple

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Giant Pleurothallis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acronia gargantua (Luer) Luer 2005

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