Latin name: Piperia transversa Suksd.
Pronunciation: pi-PURR-ee-a trans-VER-sa
Common name: Royal rein orchid
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Habitat: Dry sites or shrublands, scrub oak woodland, mixed evergreen and coniferous forest to 7500', Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, Palomar State Park
Blooming period: May to August
Name derivations: 1) Piperia 2) transversa