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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gastrodieae
Subtribe: Gastrodiinae
Genus: Auxopus
Type species
Auxopus kamerunensis

Auxopus is a genus of the family Orchidaceae. This genus belongs to the tribe Gastrodieae and subtribe Gastrodiinae.

There is little known about the flower structure of members of the Gastrodieae tribe. This group is saprophytic, except for the genus Nervilia. As members of the Gastrodiinae subtribe, Auxopus are leafless and contain inflorescences of flowers with their sepals and petals united.

Auxopus has 4 known species, native to tropical Africa and Madagascar.[1]

  1. Auxopus kamerunensis Schltr. - Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon
  2. Auxopus letouzeyi Szlach. - Cameroon
  3. Auxopus macranthus Summerh. - Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  4. Auxopus madagascariensis Schltr. - Madagascar


  • Dressler, Robert L. The Orchids: Natural History and Classification. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981.

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