Pogonia is a genus of about 7 species in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).
Plants are found from Russian to China and Japan and from Canada to Eastern United States.
Plant has few roots scattered along slender rootstock producing shoots at wide intervals, slender, fibrous. Flowers are resupinate and showy with a lip bearing prominent adaxial fleshy crests divided into distinct cylindric processes.
Plants must be grown in cool conditions with moderately bright light. Pot in a well drain mix such as sphagnum moss or perlite. Plant should be watered regularly with distilled water. Do not fertilize plant.
The name came from the Greek word pōgōn and pōgōníās, meaning, respectively, 'beard' and 'bearded.'
- Pogonia japonica Rchb.f., 1852.
- Pogonia kungii Tang & F.T.Wang,1934.
- Pogonia minor (Makino) Makino, 1909.
- Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker Gawl., 1816.
- Pogonia parvula Schltr., 1919.
- Pogonia trinervia (Roxb.) Voigt, 1845.
- Pogonia yunnanensis Finet, 1897.
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