Phragmipedium sargentianum (Rolfe) Rolfe 1896

SECTION Platypetalum Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre

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Common Name Sargent's Phragmipedium [American Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [to 10 cm]

Found in the coastal mountains of Brazil at elevations of 650 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial in the shade of trees, in humus with constant seepage, with a very short stem carrying 7, bright green, lanceolate or oblong lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a 2 to 4' [60 to 120 cm] long, erect, several to many, sequentially opening flowered, reddish purple, pubescent inflorescence occuring in the late winter and spring. Cited as a synonym of P longifolium but I have left them separate pending more information.

Synonyms Cypripedium sargentianum (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1897; Paphiopedilum sargentianum (Rolfe) V.A.Albert & Börge Pett. 1994; Phragmipedium lindleyanum var. sargentianum (Rolfe) O.Gruss 2003; Selenipedium sargentianum Rolfe 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Phragmopedilum sargentianum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 as Phragmopedilum sargentianum drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 2 1973 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 4 2004 photo;

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