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Orchids by general alliance

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    Exclamation Orchids by general alliance

    This list is far from comprehensive (just off the top of my head), but here goes, a breakdown of general alliance followed by commonly cultivated species of each:

    Cattleya alliance:

    Cattleya
    Laelia
    Brassavola
    Schomburgkia
    Sophronitis
    Epidendrum
    Encyclia (and related genera)

    Dendrobium alliance:

    Dendrobium
    Bulbophyllum
    Cirrhopetalum
    Mastigion

    Dockrillia
    Epigenium
    Eria

    Cymbidium alliance:

    Cymbidium
    Cymbidiella
    Catasetum/Clowesia
    Grammatophyllum
    Cycnoches
    Chysis
    Mormodes
    Ansellia
    Stanhopea
    Gongora
    Cirrhaea
    Cyrtopodium
    Eulophia
    Oeceoclades

    Pleurothallid alliance:

    Pleurothallis
    Masdevallia
    Dryadella
    Dracula
    Zootrophion

    Vanda alliance:

    Phalaenopsis
    Doritaenopsis
    Vanda
    Ascocentrum
    Neofinetia
    Angraecum
    Jumellea
    Aeranthes
    Aerides
    Aerangis
    Dendrophylax
    Campylocentrum

    Arethusinae:

    Sobralia
    Bletia
    Bletilla
    Phaius
    Arundina
    Spathoglottis
    Calopogon

    Cypripedium alliance:

    Cypripedium
    Selenipedium
    Paphiopedilum
    Phragmipedium
    Mexipedium

    Oncidium alliance:

    Brassia
    Miltonia
    Miltoniopsis
    Oncidium
    Odontoglossum
    Tolumnia
    Comparettia
    Ionopsis
    Notylia

    Maxillaria alliance:

    Maxillaria
    Zygopetalum
    Lycaste
    Anguloa
    Bollea
    Huntleya

    More miscellaneous (although they do have their own alliances):

    Habenaria/Platanthera/Pecteilis
    Vanilla
    Sacoila
    Stenorrhynchos
    Ludisia
    Anoectochilus
    Malaxis
    Liparis
    Macodes
    Pleione

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