Zootrophion serpentinum

Zootrophion serpentinum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Zootrophion
Species: Ztrphn. serpentinum
Binomial name
Zootrophion serpentinum
Luer 1984

Zootrophion serpentinum is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 1 cm wide flower.


The plant is found in the cloud forest of Imbabura and Pichincha states of Ecuador at elevations of 1100 to 1950 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: The Serpent-Like Zootrophion


  1. Epibator serpentinus (Luer) Luer, 2004

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