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Ornithocephalus

Ornithocephalus cujetifolia plate
Ornithocephalus cujetifolia from
Iconographie des Orchidees du Brésil

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Ornithocephalinae
Alliance:
Genus: Ornithocephalus
Hooker 1824
Type Species
Orinthocephalus gladiatus


Ornithocephalus is a genus containing around 50 species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Central and South America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants have no pseudobulbs.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in shady conditions with intermediate to warm temperatures. Plants do best mounted on cork or tree fern fibers and prefer to be dried out between waterings.


NamingEdit

This genus is named after its columns similarity to a bird's head


Species Edit

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