!Pabstia viridis (Lindl.) Garay 1973

TYPE for the genus Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and flowers Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

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Common Name The Becoming-Green Pabstia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the coastal mountains of southeastern Brazil at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters in montane rainforests and cloud forests near the sea as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte, lithophyte or occaisional terrestrial with clustered, 4-angled, compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, plicate, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a short to 2" [5 cm], single flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the newly emerging pseudobulb and carring a single, fleshy, showy flower.

Synonyms Colax puydtii Cogn. 1902; Colax tripterus Rolfe 1906 ; Colax viridis (Lindl.) Lindl. 1843; Colax viridis var. parviflorus Hoehne 1951; Colax viridis var. puydtii Cogn. 1902; Colax viridis var. rimaculatus Porsch 1908; Lycaste viridis [Lindl.] Benth. 1883; *Maxillaria viridis Lindl. 1832; Maxillaria viridis var uniflora platysepala Regel 1856; Maxillaria viridis var pluriflora Regel 1856; Pabstia triptera (Rolfe) Garay 1973; Pabstia viridis var. parviflora (Hoehne) Garay 1973 ; Zygopetalum viride [Lindl] Schlechter 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Edwards's Bot. Reg. 18: t. 1510. 1833 as Maxillaria viridis; Edwards's Bot. Reg. 29: Misc. 50. 1843 as Colax viridis; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Cola viridis drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax viridis drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax viridis var puydtii; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax viridis trimaculatus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax viridis var pluriflrus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax viridis var parviflorus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax tripterus; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo hmm column is wrong may be P modestior; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as P triptera; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 093 Castro & Campacci 2000 as P triptera drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 093 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide

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