Phragmipedium schlimii [Linden ex Rchb.f] Rolfe 1896 SECTION Micropetalum Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower View Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George


Common Name Schlimm's Phragmipedium [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 3" [4 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters in areas with constant water seepage, in or by rivers with a very short stem carrying 8, linear-lanceolate, suberect, rigid, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a 12" [30 cm] long, erect, pubescent, pale greenish purple, branching, few to several [6 to 10] flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and small [for the genus], fragrant flowers occuring in the fall but possible at any time of the year.

Synonyms Cypripedium schlimii Bateman ?; Cypripedium schlimi Linden ex Rchb. f. 1854; Cypripedium schlimii var. albiflorum Linden in ?; Paphiopedilum schlimii (Linden ex Rchb. f.) Pfitz 1895; Phragmipedium schlimii f. albiflorum (Linden) O.Gruss 1996; Phragmipedium schlimii var. albiflorum (Linden) Braem 1996; Phragmopedilum schlimii (Linden ex Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1895; *Selenipedium schlimii Linden ex Rchb.f 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Selenipedium schlimii; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Selenipedium schlimii; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Selenipedium schlimii drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Selenipedium schlimii drawing good; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:12 Schlechter 1924; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 4 1986 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 2 1996; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 Vol 7 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 12 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 8 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo;