Phragmipedium exstaminodium Castańo, Hágsater & E.Aguirre 1984

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Common Name The Without a Staminoda Phragmipedium - In Chiapas - Tanal de Bigotes

Flower Size 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] wide

Found in Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala in wet montane rainforests and elfin forests at elevations around 950 to 1350 [1700] meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic or rupicolous orchid with disitichous, conduplicate, ligulate, obtuse to subacute, unequally bilobed, coriaceous, carinate leaves held in a losose, fan-shape that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, racemose, 10 to 20" [25 to 50 cm] long, velvety, 1 to 4, simultaneously flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum exstaminodium (Cast. Ram., Hágsater & J. Aguirre) V.A. Albert & B. Pettersson 1994; Phragmipedium humboldtii subsp. exstaminodium (Cast. Ram., Hágsater & J. Aguirre) J.T. Atwood & Dressler 1998; Phragmipedium warscewiczii subsp. exstaminodium (Castańo, Hágsater & E.Aguirre) Christenson 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 635 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as P humboldtii subsp exstaminodium drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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