Pseudocentrum bursarium Rchb.f. 1876P> Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning The Bag-Shaped Pseudocentrum

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms on a thick-cylindric, 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, densely many flowered, inflorescence with lanceolate, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION This species is close but not perfect to the references given below so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 Genus only; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo good