Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Catasetinae
Genus: Clowesia
Lindl. 1843
Type Species
Clowesia rosea

Clowesia abbreviated as Clow. in horticultural trade, is a genus of epiphytic orchids.


Species in this genus are distributed from Mexico to Venezuela and Brazil.


Unlike other flowers in this flowers in this subtribe, Clowesia have hermaphroditic flowers.


Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with partially bright light. Water regularly during growing season and when plants drop leaves during dormancy reduce watering. During dormancy only water about twice a month to keep pseudobulbs from shriveling. Resume watering normally when new growths occur in spring. Plants can die easily from over watering. Plants are usually grown in bark with perlite, cork, full sphagnum moss, and tree fern.


The plant is name after orchid aficionado Rev. J. Clowes.


  1. Myanthus Lindley 1832

Species Edit

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