Phragmipedium humboldtii (Warsz. ex Rchb.f.) J.T.Atwood & Dressler 1998 publ. 1999

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Part shadeWarm Cool

Common Name Humboldt's Phragmipedium [German Botanist is South America 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama and often confused with P warszewiczii. This orchid is a small sized, herbaceous, humus epiphyte with a short stem carrying imbricate, conduplicate, medium to dark green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, pubescent, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, 2 to 4 simultaneous flowered inflorescence holding the flowers well above the leaves and has ovate to obovate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cypripedium caudatum var. roseum Delchev. 1867; Cypripedium caudatum var. warscewiczii (Rchb.f.) Kerch. 1894; Cypripedium humboldtii Warsz. 1852; Phragmipedium caudatum var. roseum (Delchev.) Pfitzer 1903; Phragmipedium exstaminodium subsp. warszewiczii Dressler 2005; Phragmipedium monstruosum Archila 1999; Phragmipedium popowii Braem, Ohlund & Quene 2004; Phragmipedium triandrum Archila 1999; Phragmipedium warscewiczii (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2006; Selenipedium warscewiczii Rchb.f. 1873 ;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Phragmopedilum caudatum var roseum; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 6 2004/5 as P popowii photo; Orquideología Vol 23 #2 2004 as P popowii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #10 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 as P popowii darwing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Speceis in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide