!Paradisanthus bahiensis Rchb.f. 1852

TYPE for the genus Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Common Name The Bahia Paradisanthus

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in northeastern Brazil as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with thin erect stems enveloped by imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect to erect-patent, linear-lanceolate, acute, 3 nerved, attenuate and conduplicate below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall on a racemose, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Warrea bahiensis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide;

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