Paphinia levyae Garay 1999

Inflorescence

Photo by Rudolph Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower

Photo by Jo Levy Copyright ,courtesy of and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Dr Leslie Garay

Common Name Levy's Paphinia [American Orchid Enthusiast - 1926 - 2012]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in northeastern Ecuador as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elliptic-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, plicate, linear-oblanceolate, attenuate, 3 main nerved, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an arcuate, laxly 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts

This species is unique in the genus in having a pair of large, subquadrate lamellae at the base of the lip.

Synonyms Paphinia levyae var. angustisegmenta Garay 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo;

Paphinia levyae Garay var angustisegmentata Garay 1999

Photo by Jo Levy Copyright , courtesy of the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name Levy's Slim-Segmented Paphinia variety

Flower Size 5.36" [13.4 cm]

This is the type photo.

Found in northeastern Ecuador and differs from the type in the washed out colors of the floral segments which are without any white markings together with the very narrow petals.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Papers in Botany Vol4 #1 Orchid Species Currently in Cultivation Garay 1999 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001

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