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Warreopsis


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance:
Genus: Warreopsis
Garay 1973
Type Species
Wareopsis pardina


Warreopsis abbreviated as Warp. in horticultural trade, is a small orchid genus that includes four species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Costa Rica to northern Venezuela and Ecuador.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are similar to those in Zygopetalum but differ by having the several noded pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bases of thin and plicate leaves.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket

NamingEdit

This genus was named after its similarities to the genus Warrea

Species Edit

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