Vargasiella peruviana C.Schweinf. 1952

Flower from underneath

Plant and Flower Photos by J P Janovec and Atrium Biodiversity Site.


Common Name The Peruvian Vargasiella

Flower Size 1.25" [3.2 cm]

Found in the Cuzco region of Peru at elevations of 2300 to 2800 meters in swampy places in cloud forests as a just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a creeping to reclining rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying several, all along the stem, plicate, linear-ovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing ok;