Paphinia clausula Dressler 1866 Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

Lip Detail Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Fully Opened

Photos courtesy of David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

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Common Name The Closed Paphinia [refers to the flower not opening]

Flower Size 1/2" wide, 1" long [1.25 cm x 2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying plicate leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendant, 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrrying capanulate flowers that do not open well.

Many references cite this species as a synonym of C cristata, but I have left it separate pending better information.

SynonymsPaphinia cristata f. modiglianiana (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss 2003; Paphinia cristata var modigliana Rchb.f 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;

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