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Zootrophion

Zootrophion atropurpureum plate
Zootrophion atropurpureum from A Century of Orchidaceous Plants

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Zootrophion
Luer 1982
Type Species
Zootrophion atropurpureum


Zootrophion is a genus of in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) comprised of around twelve species. The genus is abbreviated as Ztrphn. in horticultural trade.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed from Jamaica and Central America through the Andes.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus has two pollinas. The stems have inflated, flattened sheaths.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after the cage like shape of the flowers

SynonymsEdit

  1. Humboldtia Ruiz & Pavon 1794
  2. Specklinia Lindley 1830 in Part

Species Edit

ReferencesEdit

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