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Zygosepalum

Zygosepalum labiosum plate
Zygosepalum labiosum from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance: Zygosepalum
Genus: Zygosepalum
Rchb.f 1859
Type Species
Zygosepalum kegelii


Zygosepalum, abbreviated as Zspm. in horticultural trade, is a genus of epiphitical orchids.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Central America to South America, usually in tropical regions.

DescriptionEdit

The plants produce creeping rhizomes. The column has a beak shaped anther with four stitipate pollinas.

CultureEdit

Most of the plants in this genus are intermediate to warm growing and require moderate lighting. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers.

NamingEdit

The plants in this genus are name after the sepals which are fused at the base

SynonymsEdit

  1. Menadenium Raf. ex Cogn. 1902

Species Edit

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