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Campylocentrum


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Campylocentrum
Bth. 1881
Type Species
Campylocentrum micranthum


Campylocentrum, abbreviated as Cmplcn in horticultural trade, is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in West Indies, Central America and South America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants have short leafless stems and two waxy pollina

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate sunlight and cool to warm temperatures. Plants must be watered frequently in the summer and reduced to a daily misting during the winter except for warm winter days. If potted should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants),several pieces of medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after bent spur of the flower's lip

SynonymsEdit

  1. Todaroa Parl. 1845

Species Edit

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