Zootrophion gracilentum

Zootrophion gracilentum

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

Zootrophion gracilentum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.


Plant blooms in the spring with several flowers


The plant is found in the cloud forest of Niacaragua, Cost Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador


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: The Very Graceful Zootrophion


  1. Cryptophoranthus gracilentus (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1887
  2. *Masdevallia gracilenta Rchb.f. 1875

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