Phragmipedium:

 


Phragmipedium is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) (Subfamily Cypripedioideae) and the only genus comprised in the tribe Phragmipedieae andsubtribe Phragmipediinae. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek phragma, which means "division", and pedium, which means "slipper" (referring to the pouch). It is abbreviated Phrag in trade journals.

About 20 species of these lady's slipper orchids are known from SW MexicoCentral and tropical South America. The exact number of species is still being discussed among specialists : O. Gruss recognizes 20 species, compared to the 15 species accepted by Lucile M. McCook (see References).

Most Phragmipedium species are either terrestrial,epiphytic or lithophytic in habit. They show a unique shieldlike staminode, long, moustache-like petals and a 3-locular ovary. The large pouchlike lip is curved inwards at the margins. The acute leaves attain a length of about 80cm. The stem lacks pseudobulbs and grows about 80 cm high, showing 2 to 3 flowers. [by Wikipedia]

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following are 
MATURE, blooming size plants that have BLOOMED AT LEAST ONCE PREVIOUSLY and should bloom within a year in their upcoming blooming season.
 

Phrag. Peruflora's Spirit

posted Dec 13, 2012, 4:55 PM by T NP   [ updated May 3, 2013, 8:32 AM ]

Phrag. Peruflora's Spirit
(Phrag. Eric Young 'Rocket Fire 4N' x kovachii 'Gigantic Form'

Phragmipedium Wossner Super Grande

posted Jul 26, 2012, 11:14 AM by T NP   [ updated Jul 26, 2012, 12:17 PM ]

 
Phragmipedium Wossner Super Grande
(longifolium x caudatum var. warscewiczianum)







Phrag. (dalessandroi x kovachii) x dalessandroi

posted May 9, 2012, 1:52 PM by T NP   [ updated Jul 26, 2012, 12:18 PM ]

Phrag. (dalessandroi x kovachii) x dalessandroi

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