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Orchid Species: Phragmipedium pearcei

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Phragmipedium pearcei is an orchid species identified by (Veitch ex J.Dix) Rauh & Senghas in 1975.
Genus
Phragmipedium (Phrag.)
Grex
pearcei
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Veitch ex J.Dix) Rauh & Senghas
Year
1975
ORIGIN: Peruvian, Colombian, Costa Rican and Ecuadorian terrestrial or lithophytic orchid often near rivers and on boulders within rivers, at elevations of 300-1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool to warm growing. It has no pseudobulbs but it's growths are close together and have leaf fans made up of imbricating, conduplicate leaf-bearing sheaths carrying distichous, coriaceous, linear, pointed, curved 10, conduplicate from the middle to the base leaves that give rise to a terminal, stiff, erect and pubescent, 5 1/2 [14 cm] long, purple, successive opening, multiflowered inflorescence that occurs in the summer and has non fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag ecuadorense 1978 Garay
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph ecuadorense 1994 (Garay) V.A.Albert & Börge Pett.
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag paercei
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp pearcei 1864 Veitch ex J.Dix
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph pearcei 1994 (Veitch ex J.Dix) V.A.Albert & Börge Pett.
Add+ Selenipedium Sel pearcei 1865 (Veitch ex J.Dix) Rchb.f.
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