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Sarcoglottis

Sarcoglottis fasciculata plate
Sarcoglottis fasciculata plate from
Iconographie des Orchidees du Brésil

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Alliance:
Genus: Sarcoglottis
C. Presl 1827
Type Species
Sarcoglottis acaulis


Sarcoglottis, abbreviated as Srgt. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family (Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Orchidoideae.

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from Central America through the Caribbean to South America in wet forest

DescriptionEdit

Plants are terrestrial with four pollina and striped or spotted leaves.


CultureEdit

Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures and should be water regularly. Keep potting media moist. Pot with fine to medium grade bark or soil.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after their thick fleshy lip


Species Edit

External LinksEdit

CulturesheetsSarcoglottis at CultureSheet.org

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