Pteroceras unguiculatum print
Pteroceras unguiculatum from Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Pteroceras
Hasselt ex Hassk. 1842
Type Species
Pteroceras teres

Pteroceras abbreviated as Ptrcrs in horticultural trade, is a genus comprised of around nineteen species.


The genus is distributed from India to SE Asia, Southern China and Java, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines


Plants in this genus blooms with many small flowers with a tri-lobed lip.


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate light and warm to hot temperatures. If hunged or mounted on cork, the roots must be watered frequently and if it is potted in bark they should be watered 1 to 2 times a week. Plants should be grown in media that is kept moist but not wet such as several pieces of medium to coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Water evenly and fertilize heavily year round. Keep plants in a area with high humidity.


The genus is named after its wing like lip.

Species Edit

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