Paphinia posadarum Dodson & R. Escobar 1993 Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

Another Flower Form

Side View Of Flower

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

Summer

Common Name Posadas' Papinia [Colombian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on a few flowered, pendant inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P cristata photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P posadarum; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;

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