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Orchid Species: Ophrys peruviana

Kew currently accepted name is Spiranthes torta

Ophrys peruviana is an orchid species identified by Aubl. in 1775. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Spiranthes torta.
Genus
Ophrys (Oph.)
Grex
peruviana
Parents
Species
Author
Aubl.
Year
1775
ORIGIN: Found in Florida, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Fr. Guiana on damp shady banks and in pastures at elevations around sea-level to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with numerous, elongate tuberoids giving rise to an erect, stem enveloped by 7 remote, tubular below, lanceolate above sheaths and carrying basal, membraneaceous, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, slender, spirally twisted, puberulent, to 8 [to 20 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying often fragrant flowers that are arranged in one row that twists around the inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.15 inches [3 mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Spiranthes Spir torta 1974 (Thunb.) Garay & H.R.Sweet in R.A.Howard
Add+ Ibidium Ibidium quinquelobatum 1939 (Poir.) Acuña
Add+ Ibidium Ibidium tortilis 1906 (Sw.) House
Add+ Neottia Neot quadridentata 1805 Willd.
Add+ Neottia Neot tortilis 1805 Pursh
Add+ Ophrys Oph quinquelobata 1798 Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Spiranthes Spir amesiana 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Spiranthes Spir apiculata 1840 Lindl.
Add+ Spiranthes Spir quadridentata 1824 (Willd.) Lindl.
Add+ Spiranthes Spir quinquelobata 1918 (Poir.) Urb.
Add+ Spiranthes Spir swartzii 1914 E.H.L.Krause
Add+ Spiranthes Spir tortilis 1817 (Sw.) Rich.
Add+ Triorchis Triorchis spiralis 1920 (Sw.) House
Add+ Ophrys Oph torta 1791 Thunb.
Add+ Ibidium Ibidium tortile 1906 (Sw.) House
Add+ Ibidium Ibidium xyridifolium 1913 Small
Add+ Gyrostachys Gyrostachys apiculata 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Spir. torta 'Issa' (2003)
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