Paphinia, abbreviated in horticultural trade Pna, is a genus of orchids.
The genus is composed of an estimated 16 species from Guatemala south through northern South America.
These species are medium-sized epiphytes with small ovoid pseudobulbs and 2 or more leaves.
Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.
The generic name comes from Greek "Paphia", the name of Aphrodite of Cyprus. Most authorities consider the genus rare.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|