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Cryptopus


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Cryptopus
Lindl. 1824
Type Species
Cryptopus elatus


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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Madagascar, Reunion Island and the Mascarenes.

DescriptionEdit

Plants are similar to the genus Neobathiea but distinguished by the lobbed petals and spurs. Plants have elongated stems that attach to twigs and branches.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require shade 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. Plants should be mounted on bark. Keep humidity high.

NamingEdit

The genus is named "hidden foot" after its hidden pollina.

Species Edit

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