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Pabstia

Pabstia jugosa plate
Pabstia jugosa from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance: Pabstia
Genus: Pabstia
Garay 1973
Type Species
Pabstia viridis


Pabstia, abbreviated as Pab. in horticultural trade, is a genus of epiphitical orchids.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the moist forest of Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have four pollinas. The genus was separated for its pollinary appendages and horse shoe shaped lip.

CultureEdit

Most of the plants in this genus are cool to warm growing and require moderate lighting. 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.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after Brazilian orchidologist Guido Pabst.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Colax Lindley ex Spreng. 1843

Species Edit

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