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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
Subtribe: Cranichidinae
Genus: Pseudocentrum

Pseudocentrum is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is native to Central America, the West Indies and northern South America.[1][2]

Species recognized as of June 2014:

  1. Pseudocentrum bursarium Rchb.f. - Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  2. Pseudocentrum guadalupense Cogn. in I.Urban - Guadeloupe[3]
  3. Pseudocentrum hoffmannii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. - Costa Rica, Panama
  4. Pseudocentrum macrostachyum Lindl. - Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  5. Pseudocentrum minus Benth. - Jamaica, Dominican Republic
  6. Pseudocentrum purdii Garay - Colombia
  7. Pseudocentrum sylvicola Rchb.f. - Colombia, Ecuador

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3: 1-358. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  3. ^ Parc national de la Guadeloupe, 2013, Redécouverte de Pseudocentrum guadalupense Cogn. (rediscovery of a species formerly thought to be extinct)

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