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Scaphosepalum lima

Scaphosepalum lima

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Scaphosepalum
Species: Sppm. lima
Alliance:
Binomial name
Scaphosepalum lima
(F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920


Scaphosepalum lima is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Scaphosepalum.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 2cm flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the forest of Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plant can also be mounted on bark.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The File Shaped Scaphosepalum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Masdevallia lima F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

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