Paphinia lindeniana Rchb. f. 1887 Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Linden's Paphinia [Belgian Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Peru in wet forests at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in lowland rainforests with clustered, elliptical, smooth pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, ellitpic-oblong, acute to acuminate leaves with a slender, terete petiole and blooms in the spring on a pendant to 4" [10 cm] long, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence arising with a new pseudobulb growth and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Lycaste lindeniana (Rchb. f.) Nichols 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing good; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 1 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 9 1993 photo; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok