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Xenikophyton


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Xenikophyton
Garay 1974
Type Species
Xenikophyton smeeanum


Xenikophyton is a genus comprised of around two species.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed in southern India

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have four pollina

CultureEdit

Plant grows from cool to intermediate conditions with medium amounts of light. Plants should be potted in medium bark or sphagnum moss. Water everytime when the mix has just about dried.

NamingEdit

The named is derived from the word Xeniko which means strange and phyton which means plant referring to its strange admixture of characters of the genera Cleisomeria and Sarcophyton.

SpeciesEdit

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