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Zootrophion atropurpureum

Zootrophion atropurpureum

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


Zootrophion atropurpureum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Black Purple Zootrophion

SynonymsEdit

  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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