Zootrophion atropurpureum

Zootrophion atropurpureum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Zootrophion
Species: Ztrphn. atropurpureum
Binomial name
Zootrophion atropurpureum
[Lindley]Luer 1982

Zootrophion atropurpureum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.


Plant blooms in the late summer to winter with one to three 2 cm wide flower.


The plant is found in in Jamaica, Cuba, Hispanola, Colombia, Ecuador, an Costa Rica at elevations of 400 to 2000 meters.


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


Common Names: The Black Purple Zootrophion


  1. Cryptophoranthus alvaroi Garay 1970
  2. Cryptophoranthus atropurpureus [Lindley]Rolfe 1887
  3. Humboldtia atropurpurea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Masdevallia fenestrata Lindley ex Hooker 1845
  5. Pleurothallis atropurpurea [Lindley]Lindley 1836
  6. *Specklinia atropurpurea Lindley 1838
  7. Specklinia atropurpurea Lindl. 1842
  8. Zootrophion alveroi Garay

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