Pteroceras fragrans

Pteroceras fragrans

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Pteroceras
Species: Ptrcrs. fragrans
Binomial name
Pteroceras fragrans
(Ridl.) Garay 1972

Pteroceras fragrans is an species in the genus Pteroceras.


Plant blooms in the spring with two successive 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the lowland forest of Sarawak, Kalimantan and Sabah Borneo at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters


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.


Common Names:The Fragrant Pteroceras


  1. Pteroceras spathipetalum (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1972
  2. Sarcochilus fragrans Ridl. 1908
  3. Sarcochilus spathipetalus J.J.Sm. 1931

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