Saturday, 11 April 2015

Creature 193: Pecteilis radiata

Orchid day today.

Pecteilis radiata is an orchid. Commonly called the white egret orchid. Take a look:

It clearly looks like a spectacular white bird taking off. Apparently an egret.

You can find the white egret orchid in East and North Asia.

This orchid has many invalid scientific names attached to it.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Monocotyledon
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Pecteilis
Species: Pecteilis radiata

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