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Eriopsis

Eriopsis rutidobulbon plate
Eriopsis rutidobulbon plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance:
Genus: Eriopsis
Lindl. 1847
Type Species
Eriopsis biloba


Eriopsis is a small orchid genus that includes fourteen species

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Costa Rica to Peru and Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have dark and hard cylindrical bulbs and flowers with 2 pollina.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket

NamingEdit

This genus was named after its similarities to the genus Eria.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Pseuderiopsis Rchb.f 1850

Species Edit

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