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Scaphosepalum

Scaphosepalum pulvinare plate
Scaphosepalum pulvinare from Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 116

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Scaphosepalum
Pfitzer 1889
Type Species
Scaphosepalum


Scaphosepalum is a genus of plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae.

DistributionEdit

The species in this genus are mostly found in Central and South America.

DescriptionEdit

In accordance with their genus name, many species in this genus produce unusual and distinctive flowers; some possessing cushion-like characteristics reminiscent of an African buffalo's horns, others possessing characteristics of snake fangs.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

This genus is named from Greek "boatlike sepals"

Species Edit

ReferencesEdit

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