Bifrenaria atropurpurea

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Bifrenaria atropurpurea (Lodd.) Lindl.

Orchidaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: not specified

71B / 85184d 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales
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Bifrenaria atropurpurea is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Bifrenaria atropurpurea was described by John Lindley in 1832. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Bifrenaria atropurpurea is the type species of the genus Bifrenaria which contains approximately 21 to 27 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Bifrenaria atropurpurea produces dark-purple orchid-shaped flowers from June to July.


Root System

Distribution

Bifrenaria atropurpurea is native to Brazil. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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