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Lycaste leucantha

Lycaste leucantha.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. leucantha
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste leucantha
[Klotsch]Lindl. 1851


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

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters

Description[]

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 10 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 White-Flower Lycaste

Synonyms[]

  1. Lycaste candida Rchb.f 1863
  2. Lycaste leuco-flavescens Hort. ?
  3. *Maxillaria leucantha Klotzsch, Otto & A. Dietr. 1850
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