!Papperitzia leiboldii [Rchb.f] Rchb. f. 1852

TYPE for the genus

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Common Name Leibold's Papperitzia [German Orchid and Bromelliad Collector]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.5 cm]

A dwarf, pendant, fan leaf, cool growing epiphyte that is found in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Vera Cruz at 2377 meters in elevation on small shrubs on twigs in full sun close to small streams and has clustered, ovate to elliptic, slightly compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs completely enveloped basally by 2 to 3 distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, acuminate, coriaceous, glabrous, articulated leaf and blooms in the late spring and summer on a basal through the leaf axil, pendant to arching, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, few to several [6 to 12] flowered inflorescence arising on a year old pseudobulb and carrying nocturnally, slightly scented flowers.

This species should be kept on their original twig if at all possible as well as damp and fairly well shaded year round.

Synonyms *Leochilus leiboldii Rchb.f. 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing /photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 9 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1060 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 as Leochilus leiboldii photo fide;