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Oeonia


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Oeonia
Lindl 1826
Type Species
Oeonia volucris


Oeonia, abbreviated as Oeo in horticultural trade, is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants in this genus are found in Madagascar

DescriptionEdit

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate sunlight and cool to intermediate temperatures. Plants must be watered frequently in the summer and reduced to a daily misting during the winter except for warm winter days. If potted should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants),several pieces of medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the eagle like shape of the flowers.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aeonia Lindl. 1824

Species Edit

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