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Epipogium

Epipogium aphyllum plate
Epipogium aphyllum from Die Orchidaceen Deutschlands, Deutsch-Oesterreichs und der Schweiz

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gastrodieae
SubTribe: Epipogoninae
Alliance:
Genus: Epipogium
J.F. Gmel. 1792
Type Species
Epipogium aphyllum


Epipogium is a genus of orchids containing two species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Europe and S.W. Asia, tropical Asia, Africa and Australia

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are Saprophytic orchids

CultureEdit

NamingEdit

This genus is named after the greek word epi which means upon and the word pogon which means beard in reference to the labellum of the flowers.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Ceratopsis Lindley 1840
  2. Epipogium R. Br. ?
  3. Epipogon Sw. 1840
  4. Galera Bl. 1825

Species Edit

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