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Zootrophion dayanum

Zootrophion dayanum

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


Zootrophion dayanum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

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

Common Names: Day's Zootrophion

SynonymsEdit

  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

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