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Epigeneium

Epigeneium treacherianum plate
Epigeneium treacherianum plate from The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Epigeneium
Gagnep 1932
Type Species
Epigeneium fargesii


Epigeneium abbreviated as Epig. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids consisting of about 35 species

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from the Himalaya to Southern China, Indonesia, the Philippines to New Guinea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus has a long column and a short foot.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter withold watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plants can also be mounted.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after a flower structure that fuses the lateral sepals and the column foot together.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista Lour. 1790
  2. Desmotrichum Bl. 1825
  3. Katherinea A. D. Hawkes 1956
  4. Sarcopodium Lindley & Paxton 1850

Species Edit

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