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

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


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


Plants have short leafless stems and two waxy pollina


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.


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


  1. Todaroa Parl. 1845

Species Edit

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