Phragmipedium dalessandroi Dodson & O. Gruss 1996 SECTION Micropetalum Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo by Patricia Harding.

Flower and Plant in situ in Ecuador

Plant Habitat and Flowers Photos by Eric Hunt

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Common Name Dalessandro's Phragmipedium [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial that is very similar to P bessae yet differs in the petals and sepals as well as the staminode and size of slippper opening.

Synonyms Phragmipedium besseae var. dalessandroi (Dodson & O.Gruss) A.Moon & P.J.Cribb 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 1998 as P bessiae var dalesandroi photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 as P bessae var dalessandroi photo fide

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