Phragmipedium reticulatum (Rchb. f.) Garay 1978 SECTION Lorifolia Photo by Alexander Hirtz

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Common Name The Reticulated Phragmipedium

Flower Size 5 1/2 to 6 1/2" [14 to 16 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador on steep embankments in very wet lower montane forests along rivers with rich, black, well drained sandy soil at elevations of 900 to 2500 meters as a robust caespitose, large sized, warm to cold growing, fan-shaped terrestrial with imbricate, disitchous, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying lorate, strongly distichous, dark green, conduplicate from the middle to the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fallon a erect, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 4 tubular bracts and 5 inflated, floral bracts.

Synonyms Cypripedium reticulatum (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1882; Paphiopedilum reticulatum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1894; Phragmopedilum boissierianum var. reticulatum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1903; Phragmopedilum reticulatum (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1921; *Selenipedium reticulatum Rchb. f. 1874

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 as Selenipedium reticulatum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Phragmopedilum boissierianum var reticulatum; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 978 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 154 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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