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Orchid Species: Aspasia principissa

Aspasia principissa is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1852.
Aspasia (Asp.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in lowland tropical rainforests at elevations of sea level to 500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in lowland tropical rainforests at elevations of sea level to 500 meters with oblong-elliptic, laterally compressed pseudobulb subtended by 2 to 3 foliaceous leaf sheaths and has 2 apical subcoriaceous, deciduous, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, leaves that are conduplicate at the base and blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an axillary, 10 [25 cm] long, few [4 to 6] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with nicely fragrant, successively opening flowers. After flowering a short 1 to 2 month rest is beneficial, resume watering and fertilizer with the onset of new growth and flowers best if given very cramped quarters in a small pot. This species is in flower for various months if given proper culture. This species is often found in conjunction with ants and may benifit by their being present.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Asp. principissa 'Lil' (1979)
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