Paphinia subclausa Dressler 1997

Inflorescence

Another Closeup Angle Photo by Hans Gerhardt Seeger and his München-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden Orchid Website

Common Name The Almost Closed Paphinia [refers to the flowers not opening well]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet and pluvial forests at elevations of 100 to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with subtetragonus, somewhat compressed, smooth in youth becoming rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, plicate, elliptic, thin, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendent, racemose, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying pendulous, resupinate, transluscent white flowers that do not open well.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide;

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