This week we have added Psychopsis papilio (species) orchid to our product range.
Psychopsis is a genus of four known species of orchids native to northern South America, Central America and Trinidad. The genus name is abbreviated Pyp. in the horticultural trade.
For more information, visit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopsis
Psychopsis with 38 chromosomes and two pollinia grow epiphytically in wet rainforest and also dry upland forest. The pseudobulbs are tightly clustered, oval, oblong and almost round, very compressed, wrinkled, often dull red. The leaves are solitary and erect. Inflorescences are normally solitary per bulb, jointed and arched, arising from the base out of a sheath, producing a succession of flowers which last approx. 10 days, variable in color and size from inflorescence to inflorescence and from blooming to blooming. Never cut the inflorescence until it is obviously spent as old inflorescences will continue to produce flowers for many years.
For more information, visit - https://www.aos.org/orchids/orchids-a-to-z/letter-p/psychopsis.aspx
Have a great week,
Orchids In Print