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Pogonia


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Vanilleae
SubTribe: Pogoniinae
Alliance:
Genus: Pogonia
Juss. 1789
Type Species
Pogonia ophioglossoides


Pogonia is a genus of about 7 species in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Russian to China and Japan and from Canada to Eastern United States.

DescriptionEdit

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.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

The name came from the Greek word pōgōn and pōgōníās, meaning, respectively, 'beard' and 'bearded.'

Species Edit


ReferencesEdit

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