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Stenoglottis

Stenoglottis fimbrata tablet
Stenoglottis fimbrata from
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Stenoglottis
Lindley 1837
Type Species
Stenoglottis fimbriata


Stenoglottis is a genus in the orchid family made up of about 4 species. The abbreviation for this genus is Sngl in horticultural trade.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in eastern and southern Africa.

DescriptionEdit

The plants are deciduous and have tuberous roots.

CultureEdit

Plants require cool to intermediate temperatures and diffused bright light. Pot in a well drain terrestrial medium of gravel, sand, soil, perlite, and bark. Water the plant regular during spring and summer. Reduce watering in the winter as plants are dormant and begin watering regularly again as new shoots appear in the spring.

NamingEdit

Plants are named after the narrow lips of the flowers in the genus

Species Edit

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