Pleurothallis talpinaria

Pleurothallis talpinaria

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Pleurothallis
Species: Pths. talpinaria
Binomial name
Pleurothallis talpinaria
[Karst.]Rchb. f. 1886

Pleurothallis talpinaria is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Pleurothallis.


Plant blooms from spring to fall with a single 2 cm wide successive flower.


Plant is found growing in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 450 to 3000 meters


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.


Common Names: The Talpinaria Pleurothallis


  1. Pleurothallis trimeroglossa Schltr.1921
  2. *Talpinaria bivalvis H. Karst. 1859

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