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Benzingia


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance:
Genus: Benzingia
Dodson 2010
Type Species
Benzingia hirtzii


Benzingia is a small South American genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), subfamily Epidendroideae.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Ecuador and Peru

DescriptionEdit

Plants have short rhizomes and gray green leaves

CultureEdit

Keep plant cool to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket

NamingEdit

The genus was named after American plant physiologist Benzing.

Species Edit

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