Cuitlauzina pulchella

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Cuitlauzina
Species: Cu. pulchella
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cuitlauzina pulchella
(Bateman ex Lindl.) Dressler & N.H.Williams 2003


Cuitlauzina pulchella is a species of Cuitlauzina.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms from fall to winter with four to ten 4 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plant is found in the montane forests of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 1200 to 2600 meters

Culture[edit | edit source]

Grow plants in cool to intermediate temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot plants in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark with perlite or charcoal and tree fern fibers.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Names: The Beautiful Cuitlauzina

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Cuitlauzina pulchella (Bateman ex Lindl.) Dressler & N.H. Williams ?
  2. Odontoglossum pulchellum Bateman ex Lindley 1841
  3. Osmoglossum pulchellum (Bateman ex Lindl.) Schltr. 1916
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