Ypsilopus longifolius plate
Ypsilopus longifolius plate from
Southern African epiphytic orchids

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

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


Plants are found from Kenya to South Africa.



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.


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

Species Edit

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