Promenaea lentiginosa

Promenaea lentiginosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Promenaea
Species: Prom. lentiginosa
Binomial name
Promenaea lentiginosa
(Lindl.) Lindl. 1843

Promenaea lentiginosa is a species of genus Promenaea


Plants bloom in the summer with a single 5 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in the forest of Serro do Mar of southeastern Brazil.


Plants are cool to cold growing and require moderate lighting. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. On mature plants, with hold watering for one month during the winter.


Common Names: The Freckled Promenaea


  1. *Maxillaria lentiginosa Lindl. 1839
  2. Zygopetalum lentiginosum Rchb. f. 1863
  3. Zygopetalum xanthino-stapelioides Hort 1904

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