Paphinia neudeckeri Jenny 1983 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name Neudecker's Paphinia [German Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

A small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters, in wet, montane forests with an oblong, tapered, lightly complanate pseudobulb enveloped below by a few, imbricate acute, lower leafless, upper leaf-bearing sheaths with 2, apical, oblanceolate, attenuate, acute, thin, ribbed, deciduous leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, 1 1/2" [4 cm] long, laxly pendant, 2 to 4 flowered raceme with 2 to 3 close, ovate-triangular bracts and a single triangular floral bract carrying fragrant [fish oil] flowers and arises with a new growth.

Synonyms Paphinia neudeckeri f. mocoaensis (Jenny) O.Gruss 2003; Paphinia neudeckeri var. mocoaensis Jenny 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 344 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 drawing fide/photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 2 2001 photo as P neudeckeri var mocoaensis; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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