Paphinia rugosa Rchb. f. 1877 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Flower Color

Lip Detail Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Wrinkly Paphinia

Flower Size 2 1/2 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with linear-lanceolate leaves that needs to be keep moist and watered year round while growing and a lessening of fertilizer in the winter.

Synonyms Lycaste rugosa Nichols 1888; Paphinia rugosa var. kalbreyeri Rchb.f. 1880; Paphinia rugosa var. sanderiana Rchb.f. 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide;