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Cyrtopodium

Cyrtopodium aliciae plate
Cyrtopodium aliciae plate from Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Cyrtopodium
R. Brownn 1813
Type Species
Cyrtopodium andersoni


Cyrtopodium, abbreviated Cyrt in trade journals, is a genus of more than 30 species of epiphytic orchids.

DistributionEdit

This genus is found from Florida and Mexico through Argentina.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have a trilobed lip and fleshy pseudobulbs.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in well drain medium such as medium bark, tree fern or full sphagnum moss. Plants are usually grown mounted. Keep plant in cool to warm temperatures in moderate to bright light. Keep mix moist but not wet and reduce watering in the winter.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its column foot being bent upwards.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Tylochilus Nees 1832

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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