Known from flower stalls as ‘Big Pink’, orchid proved to be an undescribed wild species

1 octubre 2015

As easy as it might seem, seeking new species among cultivated plants could be actually quite tricky. While looking into the undescribed orchid, known at the market as ‘Big Pink’, researchers were likely to find yet another human-made hybrid. In reality, they are now describing as ‘new’ a wild orchid species that has been sitting at the flower stalls since 2013.