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Pygmaeorchis


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Alliance:
Genus: Pygmaeorchis
Brade 1939
Type Species
Pygmaeorchis brasiliensis


Pygmaeorchis, is a small genus of two species from the orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

They are found in Southeastern Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Plants have round pseudobulbs and eight pollinas.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with moderate lighting. Plant is a intermediate to warm growing orchid species. Plants prefer dry outs between watering. Water approximately once a week. Assure that the roots are never soggy. Plant are best mounted on cork or tree fern.

NamingEdit

This genus is named the greek words pygmaios which means small and orchis which means orchid, referring to the small size of the plant.

Species Edit

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