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Neobenthamia gracilis

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Adrorhizinae
Genus: Neobenthamia
Species: Nbnthm. gracilis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Neobenthamia gracilis
Rolfe 1891


Neobenthamia gracilis is a plant in the genus Neobenthamia.

Description[]

Plant bloom from winter to spring with a cluster of 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[]

Plant is found growing on dry rock faces and mossy ledges in Tanzania at elevations of 380 to 2000 meters

Culture[]

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss with full sun. Plant is a intermediate to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted. Reduce watering during the winter.

Naming[]

Common Name: The Graceful Neobenthamia

Synonyms[]

  1. Polystachya holtzeana Kraenzl. 1914
  2. Polystachya neobenthamia Schlechter 1903
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