Zootrophion hypodiscus

Zootrophion hypodiscus

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

Zootrophion hypodiscus is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.


Plant blooms in the summer with one to two 1.75 cm wide flowers.


The plant is found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 0 to 1800 meters


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


Common Names: The Round Underside Zootrophion


  1. Cryptophoranthus gracilentus (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1887
  2. Cryptophoranthus hypodiscus (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1887
  3. Cryptophoranthus lepidotus L.O. Williams 1942
  4. Cryptophoranthus moorei Rolfe 1903
  5. Cryptophoranthus rolfeanus Kraenzl. 1925
  6. Masdevallia gracilenta Rchb.f. 1875
  7. *Masdevallia hypodiscus Rchb. f. 1878
  8. Zootrophion gracilentum (Rchb.f.) Luer 1982
  9. Zootrophion lepidotis (L.O. Williams) Luer 1982
  10. Zootrophion moorei (Rolfe) Luer 1982