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Sievekingia


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Alliance:
Genus: Sievekingia
Rchb.f. 1871
Type Species
Sievekingia suavis


Sievekingia abbreviated as Svkng. is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

It consists of 14 species distributed from tropical America.

DescriptionEdit

Plants have grooved pseudobulbs. Flowers have two pollina with a stipe and a viscidium.

CultureEdit

Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in intermediate temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.

NamingEdit

The genus was named after Dr. Sieveking the mayor of Hamburg, Germany

SynonymsEdit

  1. Gorgoglossum F.C.Lehm. 1897

Species Edit

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