Phragmipedium klotzschianum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1896 SECTION Himantopetalum Photo courtesy of Uri Baruk and Robert Takase

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Common Name Klotsch's Phragmipedium [German Director of Imperial Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil in sand among boulders near rivers and streams at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with 4 to 8, in a fan, coriaceous, glabrous, distichous, imbricate, narrowly linear, apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the summer on a one to occasionally, successively few flowered, erect, hirsute-glandulous, 10 to 24" [25 to 60 cm] long inflorescence with a few distant, ovate-lanceolate, acute to subacute bracts

Synonyms *Cypripedium klotzschianum Rchb.f. 1850; Cypripedium schomburgkianum Klotzsch ex M.R.Schomb. 1876; Paphiopedilum klotzschianum (Rchb.f.) Stein 1892; Selenipedium klotzschianum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1854; Selenipedium schomburgkianum (Klotzsch ex M.R.Schomb.) Desbois 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Phragmopedilum klotchianum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium klotzschianm drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Phragmopedilum klotzschianum drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illostrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 10 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 5 2002 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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