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Psychopsis versteegiana

Psychopsis versteegiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Psychopsis
Species: Psychp. versteegiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Psychopsis versteegiana
(Rchb. f.) H.G. Jones 1975


Psychopsis versteegiana is an epiphytic orchid from South America.

DescriptionEdit

Plant can bloom from spring to summer with three to five 8 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Suriname, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Keep the plant in shade to moderate light and in a well drain mix or mounted. Use potting media such as chopped sphagnum, tree fern fibers, fir bark, charcoal or perlite. Water around every 2 to 3 days. Although plant is warm growing, it can tolerate intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep humidity high during summer and well ventalated. Water regularly in spring to fall. Reduce watering in the winter and let pot dry between waterings. If over watered the plant may rot from fungus.

NamingEdit

Common name: Versteeg's Psychopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Oncidium versteegianum Pulle 1909

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