Phragmipedium vittatum (Vell.) Rolfe 1896

SECTION Lorifolia Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

Another Close Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part SunWarm to Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Striped Phragmipedium

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais, Tocantins, Goias and Brasilia DF states of Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters in swampy areas prone to fires in full sun and partially shaded places within hillside jungles with rocky outcrops or along rivers and in areas prone to flooding as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a fan of light green, linear leaves that are lightly marginated with yellow and blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, greenish brown, to 3'4" [1 meter] long, 1 to 13 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3 successive flowers at once, arising through the bracts.

Synonyms Cypripedium binotii auct. 1887; Cypripedium paulistanum Barb.Rodr. 1877; *Cypripedium vittatum Vell. 1831; Cypripedium vittatum var breve Rchb.f 1881; Paphiopedilum paulistanum (Barb.Rodr.) Pfitzer 1894; Paphiopedilum vittatum (Vell.) Stein 1892; Selenipedium paulistanum (Barb.Rodr.) Rolfe 1893; Selenipedium vittatum Rchb. f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Selenipedium vittatum drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 3 1991 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide

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