Pseudocentrum purdii Garay 1978 Drawing by C. Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundaftion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot cool Fall

Common Name Purd's Pseudocentrum

Flower Size

Found in la Guajira Colombia and Ecuador as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect, short sterm carrying a rosette of 4, basal, elliptic, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaves and 3 or so foliaceous, grading smaller above bracts that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, pyramidical, 5" [12.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 979 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000