Paphinia cristata

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Paphinia cristata
Paphinia cristata Guyane.jpg
Illustration of Paphinia cristata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
Subtribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Paphinia
Species: P. cristata
Binomial name
Paphinia cristata
(Lindl.) Lindl.
Synonyms
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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)

Distribution and habitat[edit]

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[edit]

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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