Phragmipedium reticulatum (Rchb. f.) Garay 1978 SECTION Lorifolia Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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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 around 900 to 2500 meters as a robust caespitose, large sized, cool growing, fan-shaped terrestrial along rivers with rich, black, well drained sandy soil with imbricate, disitchous, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying lorate, strongly distichous, dark green, conduplicate from the middle to the base leaves that blooms on a erect, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 4 tubular bracts and 5 inflated, floral bracts occuring in the late summer and fall.

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 Lieferung 39 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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