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Renanthera, abbreviated as Ren in horticultural trade, is a genus of large scrambling monopodial epiphytic and terrestrial species of orchid found in China, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Melanesia.[2][3][4]

Renanthera
Renanthera coccinea (1830).jpg
Renanthera coccinea
1830 illustration[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Renanthera
Lour. (1790)
Species
Synonyms[2]
  • Nephranthera Hassk.
  • Renantherella Ridl.

Species in this genus produce a branched inflorescence containing numerous flowers ranging in color from yellow and orange to red. These flowers possess large lateral sepals.[4]

CultivationEdit

Species in this genus usually require an intermediate to hot climate with good air movement and generally bright light. Their scrambling style of growth means they are best grown on a hanging mount or basket. If they are grown in pots there must be excellent drainage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ William Jackson Hooker (1785—1865) del. - "Curtis's botanical magazine" vol. 57 (N. S. 4) pl. 2997
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Rice, R. (2008). Renanthera of Borneo. Malesian Orchid Journal 1: 71-76.
  4. ^ a b Flora of China v 25 p 451, 火焰兰属 huo yan lan shu, Renanthera Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 2: 516, 521. 1790.

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