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Pteroceras

Pteroceras unguiculatum print
Pteroceras unguiculatum from Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Pteroceras
Hasselt ex Hassk. 1842
Type Species
Pteroceras teres


Pteroceras abbreviated as Ptrcrs in horticultural trade, is a genus comprised of around nineteen species.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed from India to SE Asia, Southern China and Java, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus blooms with many small flowers with a tri-lobed lip.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate light and warm to hot temperatures. If hunged or mounted on cork, the roots must be watered frequently and if it is potted in bark they should be watered 1 to 2 times a week. Plants should be grown in media that is kept moist but not wet such as several pieces of medium to coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Water evenly and fertilize heavily year round. Keep plants in a area with high humidity.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its wing like lip.

Species Edit

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