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Lycaste crinita

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. crinita
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste crinita
Lindl. 1844


Lycaste crinita is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, and Oaxaca Mexico at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters

Description[]

Plant blooms in the summer with a single 7.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

Culture[]

Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to warm temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


Naming[]

Common Name:The Haired Lycaste

Synonyms[]

  1. Lycaste micheliana Cogn. 1900
  2. Maxillaria crinita Beer 1854
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