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Acrolophia

Acrolophia Pfitzer 1887
SUBFAMILY Epidendroideae TRIBE Cymbidieae, SUBTRIBE Cyrtopodiinae.

There are 9 terrestrial species in this genus endemic to Africa, mostly in the Cape Province of South Africa but a few in tropical Africa.

This genus is characterized by it's rigid erect leaves and the numerous long, thick, fleshy roots and a few such as A. capensis var lamellata, has horned anther caps. All have flowers resembling Eulophia and they may be almost black, brown, white or green and some of the larger species have branched inflorescence.

Cultivation requires almost full sun with a sandy loam with ample drainage