Kreodanthus is a small genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) belonging to the subfamily Orchidoideae.

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Kreodanthus elatus
(from : "Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz")
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
Subtribe: Goodyerinae
Genus: Kreodanthus
Garay (1977)
Type species
Kreodanthus simplex
(C.Schweinf.) Garay (1977)
11 Species

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It is native to Cuba and Southern Mexico to Peru.



  • Orchid Research Newsletter 47 (January 2006) - Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.