Phragmipedium hirtzii Dodson 1988 SECTION Lorifolia Photo by Mark Flandre

Common Name Hirtz' Phragmipedium [German Orchid Collector late 1900's]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [9 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 500 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithopyhte on large boulders near watercourses with distichous, imbricating, conduplicate leaf-bearing sheaths carrying distichous, held in a loose fan shape, coriaceous, linear, conduplicate from the middle to the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terete, 16" [40 cm] long, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence subtended by three distant appressed sheaths and having successively opening flowers held well above the plant.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum hirtzii (Dodson) V.A.Albert & Börge Pett. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 568 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 11 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007