By David H. Benzing
This synthesis of the turning out to be physique of data from examine on epiphytes and their family members with different tropical biota presents a accomplished evaluate of easy capabilities, existence background, evolution, and where of epiphytes in advanced tropical groups. Epiphytes contain greater than one-third of the tropical vascular plant life in a few tropical forests. becoming inside tropical wooded area canopies, epiphytes are topic to serious environmental constraints, and their diversified diversifications lead them to a wealthy source for reports of water stability, foodstuff, replica and evolution.
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Cischweinfia Dressl. & N. Wms. Claderia Hook. f. Cleisomeria Lindl. ex G. Don Cleisocentron Bruhl Cleisostoma Bl. Clowesia Lindl. Cochleanthes Raf. Cochlioda Lindl. Cte/zfl Lindl. Coeliopsis Rchb. f. Coelogyne Lindl. Comparettia Poepp. & Endl. Constantia Barb. Rodr. Cordiglottis J. J. Sm. Coryanthes W. J. Hook. Cottonia Wight Cryptarrhena Lindl. Cryptocentrum Benth. ) Genera* Taxa Cryptochilus Wall. Cryptophoranthus Barb. Rodr. Cryptopus Lindl. Cryptopylos Garay Cycnoches Lindl. Cymbidiella Rolfe Cymbidium Sw.
Peristeranthus T. E. Hunt Peristeria W. J. Hook Perrierella Schltr. Pescatorea Rchb. f. Phalaenopsis Bl. Phloeophila Hoehne & Schltr. Pholidota Lindl. ex W. J. Hook. Phragmipedium Rolfe Phragmorchis L. O. Wms. (cont) Genera" Taxa Phreatia Lindl. Phymatidium Lindl. Physosiphon Lindl. Physothallis Garay Pinelia Lindl. Pityphyllum Schltr. Platyglottis L. O. Wms. Platyrhiza Barb. Rodr. Platystele Schltr. Plectorrhiza Dockr. Plectrelminthus Raf. Plectrophora Focke Pleurothallis R. Br. Poaephyllum Ridl.
F. Lacaena Lindl. Laelia Lindl. Lemurella Schltr. Lemurorchis Krzl. Leochilus Knowles & Westc. Lepanthes Sw. Lepanthopsis Ames Leptotes Lindl. Liparis L. C. Rich. Listrostachys Rchb. f. Lockhartia W. J. Hook. Loefgrenianthus Hoehne Lopharis Raf. Lueddemannia Lind. & Rchb. f. Luisia Gaud. Lycaste Lindl. Lycomormium Rchb. f. Macradenia R. Br. Macroclinium Dodson Macropodanthus L. O. Wms. Malleola J. J. Sm. Masdevallia Ruiz & Pav. Maxillaria Ruiz & Pav. Mediocalcar J. J. Sm. Megalotus Garay Meiracyllium Rchb.