Zootrophion vulturiceps

Zootrophion vulturiceps

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

Zootrophion vulturiceps is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Zootrophion.


Plant blooms in the fall with a single successive 2.5 cm wide flower.


The plant is found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters


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


Common Names: The Vulture Headed Zootrophion


  1. *Cryptophoranthus vulturiceps Luer 1979

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