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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
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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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