Frondaria

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Frondaria
Scientific classification
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Frondaria

Species:
F. caulescens
Binomial name
Frondaria caulescens
Synonyms[1]
  • Pleurothallis caulescens Lindl.
  • Humboltia caulescens (Lindl.) Kuntze
  • Pleurothallis graminea Schltr.

Frondaria caulescens is a species of orchid and the sole species of the genus Frondaria. The species is found at high altitudes from central Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia,[1] it is unique because of its leaflike sheaths of the ramicauls.

It is nearly impossible to maintain this species in cultivation.

References[edit]

  • Luer, C.A. (1986) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 15: 29.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006) Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 359 ff. Oxford University Press.

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