Isabelia pulchella

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Isabelia
Species: I. pulchella
Alliance:
Binomial name
Isabelia pulchella
(Kraenzl.) Senghas & Teusch. 1968


Isabelia pulchella is an species in the genus Isabelia.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in late fall with a single 1.5 to 2 cm flower.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found growing in the cool damp mountains of southern Brazil.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Plants are grown in cool to intermediate conditions with shade to moderate light. They are usually grown mounted on cork or bark with sphagnum moss. Plants should be watered regularly. Keep the mix moist but not wet. The plant can also take dryouts between waterings. Keep the plant in an area with good air circulation.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Names: The Beautiful Isabelia

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Neolauchea pulchella Kraenzl. 1897
  2. Isabelia pulchella f. alba Nunes ex C.Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2001
  3. Isabelia pulchella var. alba Nunes 1991
  4. Meiracyllium wetsteinii Porsch. 1905
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