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Sedirea


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Sedirea
Garay & H.R. Sweet 1974
Type Species
Sedirea japonica


Sedirea abbreviated as Sdr. in horticultural trade, is a genus comprised of around two species.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed in China, Japan and Korea

DescriptionEdit

Plants have leathery leaves and lack a pseudobulb. Flowers differ from Aerides by having a long nectar spur and the lack of a prominent column foot.

CultureEdit

Plants grow in moderately bright light in cool to intermediate temperatures. Keep plants in temperatures beteween 50º to 75º F. Water regularly and allow the medium to dry out between waterings. Plant should be potted in a open mix of full treefern or 60% bark 40% perlite. Keep humidity around 40 to 60%

NamingEdit

The genus is Aerides spelled backwards, since this species was initially described as an Aerides.

Species Edit

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