Phragmipedium lindleyanum (R.H. Schomb. ex Lindl.) Rolfe 1896 SECTION Platypetalum

Inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Lindley's Phragmipedium [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Surinam, Guyana and in Venezuela near Mount Roraima at elevations of 750 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with no pseudobulbs, occuring in moist areas near waterfalls or seepage areas with very short stems carrying to 4 to 7, linear-lanceolate, suberect, fairly rigid, acuminate leaves that blooms on a 3 to 4' [90 to 120 cm] long, stiffly erect, pubescent, green, rachis reddish, with a few to several, sequentially single flowered inflorescence arising along the length of the main stem with many large, loose, acuminate floral bracts occuring in the fall through early spring.

Synonyms *Cypripedium lindleyanum R.H. Schomb. ex Lindl. 1830; Paphiopedilum lindleyanum (M.R.Schomb. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer 1894; Phragmopedilum lindleyanum (R.H. Schomb. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer ?; Selenipedium lindleyanum (M.R.Schomb. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1854;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 as Selenipedium lindleyanum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Phragmopedilum lindleyanum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Phragmopedilum lindleyanum drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 2 1973 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 6/545 1991 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; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide

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