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Paphinia cristata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Orchidaceae
Tribe  Maxillarieae
Scientific name  Paphinia cristata
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Epidendroideae
Subtribe  Stanhopeinae
Rank  Species
Paphinia cristata Paphinia cristata presented by Orchids Limited
Similar  Paphinia, Orchids, Paphinia herrerae, Paphinia neudeckeri, Paphinia grandiflora

Paphinia cristata is a species of the orchid genus Paphinia and the type species of this genus. It is endemic to northern South America and the island of Trinidad. Its 1 to 3 flowered pendant inflorescence carries large, deep-red flowers. The species was published in 1843 in Edwards's Botanical Register 29: misc. page 14. (http://www.botanicus.org/page/242499)

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Distribution and habitat

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Paphinia cristata is found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Trinidad at altitudes from sea level up to 1000m, in damp forest.

Culture

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Paphinia cristata prefers warm,moist,shaded,humid conditions. Never allow plants to dry out for long periods. Mount on pieces of coconut,tree fern or cork with a pad of moss around the roots.

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References

Paphinia cristata Wikipedia


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