Grammangis ellisii plate
Grammangis ellisii plate from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Grammangis
Rchb.f. 1860
Type Species
Grammangis ellisii

Grammangis abbreviated as Gramm in horticultural trade, is a genus comprised of 2 species


The plant of this genus are found growing on canopy trees in Madagascar.


Plants has large gray green leaves and conspicuous pseudobulbs. The inflorescence arises from the base of the pseudobulb along with new leaves.


The plant requires intermediate temperatures and bright light. Plant can be potted in coarse bark in a clay pot or mounted. Plant likes high humidity. Water regularly and reduce watering during the winter. Plants do not like the potting media disturbed.


The name is derived from the greek words Gramma which means Letter and the word angos which means vessel.

Species Edit

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