Zootrophion dayanum

Zootrophion dayanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Zootrophion
Species: Ztrphn. dayanum
Binomial name
Zootrophion dayanum
(Rchb. f.) Luer 1982

Zootrophion dayanum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.


Plant blooms in the spring with several 1.25 cm wide flowers.


The plant is found in the wet montane cloud forest of Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters


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.


Common Names: Day's Zootrophion


  1. Cryptophoranthus argus Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl.
  2. Cryptophoranthus beloglottis Schltr.
  3. Cryptophoranthus dayanus (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1887
  4. Cryptophoranthus hologlottis Schltr.
  5. Cryptophoranthus lehmanni Rolfe
  6. Masdevallia argus Rchb.f. ex Kraenzl. 1921
  7. *Masdevallia dayana Rchb. f. 1880
  8. Zootrophion argus (Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl.) Luer