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Ypsilopus

Ypsilopus longifolius plate
Ypsilopus longifolius plate from
Southern African epiphytic orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Angraecinae
Alliance:
Genus: Ypsilopus
Summerh. 1949
Type Species
Ypsilopus longifolius


Ypsilopus, abbreviated as Ypslp in horticultural trade, is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Kenya to South Africa.

DescriptionEdit

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants),several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after the y shaped foot of the column.

Species Edit

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