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Red Blood Odontoglossum (Odontoglossum cruentum)

Kingdom               : Plantae

Order                     : Asparagales

Family                  : Orchidaceae

Subfamily             : Epidendroideae

Tribe                       : Maxillareae

Subtribe                 : Oncidiinae

Alliance                  : Oncidium

Genus                      : Odontoglossum

Species                   :   Odontoglossum cruentum

Odontoglossum cruentum, the Blood-red Odontoglossum, is a species of orchid found from Ecuador to Peru. Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family, is a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots. It is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants (only the Asteraceae is larger), with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera.The number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. It also encompasses about 6-11% of all seed plants.The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).

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