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Pleurothallis oncoglossa

Pleurothallis oncoglossa

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


Pleurothallis oncoglossa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with several 1.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Costa Rica at elevations of 1100 to 1900 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate 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 oncoglossa Pleurothallis oncoglossa variant Sepals and petals are orange, lip is red

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Hook Shaped Tongue Pleurothallis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acronia oncoglossa [Luer]Luer 2005

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