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Quekettia


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Quekettia
Lindl. 1839
Type Species
Quekettia microscopica


Quekettia abbreviated as Qu. in horticultural trade, is a genus of around five species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Northern South America south to Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are twig epiphytes with wiry roots and small pseudobulbs.

CultureEdit

Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with moderate to bright light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as tree fern fibers. Plants prefer to be mounted. Give good air circulation.

NamingEdit

The plant is named after botanist Edwin John Quekett

Species Edit

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