Phrag. besseae 'Homestead' photo by Bridget Uzar, Carter & Holmes

Member Plants

10 plants cultivated by members of ORCHIDS.ORG.
See All Member Plants


Upcoming Global Events

There are currently no photos of plants of Phragmipedium besseae for sale by members of ORCHIDS.ORG. Below are other recent plants for sale:

Coel. mayeriana 'Robert Bailey' CHM/AOS $40.00 listed by Sandi Block-Brezner Davie (Ft. Lauderdale), USA

Laelianthe (Lnt.) Dulatiaca ' 'Lava Flow' AM/AOS' AM/AOS $75.00 listed by Sandi Block-Brezner Davie (Ft. Lauderdale), USA Local Only

Rth. Fuchs Orange Nuggett ''Lea'' AM/AOS $30.00 listed by Sandi Block-Brezner Davie (Ft. Lauderdale), USA
Do you have a plant for sale or trade which you cannot ship or do not want to bother shippping? No problem. Click here to make a local-only offer. It's a free service to our members.

Orchid Species: Phragmipedium besseae

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Phragmipedium besseae is an orchid species identified by Dodson & J.Kuhn in 1981.
Genus
Phragmipedium (Phrag.)
Grex
besseae
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Dodson & J.Kuhn
Year
1981
ORIGIN: Found on the eastern slopes of the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a small sized, warm growing, lithophyte or terrestrial with no pseudobulbs on cliff-faces of riversides, on granite rocks, in wet montane forests at 1000 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, warm growing, lithophyte or terrestrial with no pseudobulbs with 6 to 10, linear to narrowly elliptic, coriaceous, dark green leaves in a broad fan shape where it blooms on a terminal, erect, 12 to 16 [30 to 40 cm]long, 1 to 4, successive flowered, pubescent, racemose inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves with elliptic, boat-shaped bracts occurring in the late winter and spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches [4 to 6.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag besseae flavum
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph besseae 1994 (Dodson & J.Kuhn) V.A.Albert & Börge Pett.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Phrag. besseae f. flavum 'Wössen' (5 awards from 2016 to 2018) Phrag. besseae 'Christina' (4 awards from 2011 to 2018) Phrag. besseae 'Wössen' (4 awards from 2014 to 2017) Phrag. besseae 'Kilian' (3 awards from 2014 to 2016) Phrag. besseae flavum 'Wössen' (2 awards in 2017) Phrag. besseae 'Maria II' (2 awards from 2016 to 2017) Phrag. besseae 'Mariechen' (2 awards in 2017) Phrag. besseae 'Stefan' (2 awards in 2016) Phrag. besseae 'Amerika' (2 awards in 2016) Phrag. besseae 'Linda' (2 awards from 2013 to 2016) Phrag. besseae 'Super Nova' (2 awards from 1996 to 2010) Phrag. besseae 'Crimson Pirate' (2 awards in 2007) Phrag. besseae f. flavum 'Joan' (2 awards in 2007) Phrag. besseae 'Orange Delight' (2 awards from 1995 to 2006) Phrag. besseae 'Dark Star' (2 awards in 2000) Phrag. besseae 'Quito Sunrise' (2 awards from 1992 to 1994) Phrag. besseae 'Matilda' (2 awards in 1990) Phrag. besseae 'Mucho Rojo' (2 awards in 1990) Phrag. besseae var. flavum 'Broadwaters' (2018) Phrag. besseae 'Ballarat' (2018)
Log in to Add a Comment

Featured Site Articles

Read Latest Articles

Orchids.org Information

Author is Carol Holdren, posted about 1 month ago Orchids.org is the website for the International Orchid Foundation (IOF).  We are a not for profit organization registered with the IRS and founded by three hobbyists who live in South Florida.  To... Read More

Orchid Wiz - what will we do without you?

Author is Carol Holdren, posted 2 months ago The announcement below came in my email today.  As an American Orchid Society Judge and hobby grower I will miss OrchidWiz immensely.  It is incredilby user friendly and useful.  If you just have p... Read More

Easy Orchids

Author is Ken Slump, posted about 1 year ago Suggestions for Choosing Plants Requiring Minimal Care THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IDEAL TOPIC for an article. Many of us want to enjoy orchid flowers with a minimum of fuss and I have found that most ... Read More

Beginners Start Here

Author is Ken Slump, posted over 1 year ago A 12-Step Plan for Becoming a Successful Orchid Grower IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ORCHID hobby and perhaps feel you are not enjoying the success with your plants that you had hoped for, read throug... Read More

  Announcements

  1. Orchids.org Information
  2. Orchid Wiz - what will we do without you?

New Topics

  1. Gail Santini asked question Help ID this yellow phal. in category General Discussion
  2. Debra Johnson asked question Cattleya Alliance Members in category General Discussion
  3. Key Stage asked question Paph Harry Stage in category General Discussion
  4. Chris Tyrie asked question Plants for sale in category General Discussion
  5. Peter Collis asked question Parentage of Vandachostylis Conference Gold in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Eny. Exotic Seashell by Steven Kirincich
  2. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Lc. Little Oliver by Steven Kirincich
  3. Susan LE commented on topic "Paph Harry Stage" by Key Stage
  4. Susan LE commented on scheduled event "Tamiami International Orchid Festival" by Miami Orchid Society
  5. Susan LE commented on article "Orchid Wiz - what will we do without you?" by Carol Holdren
  6. Susan LE commented on member plant Coel. rochussenii 'Waki' by Melvin Waki
  7. Susan LE commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai var. Louise by Sandi Block-Brezner
  8. Susan LE commented on member plant Rlc. Beauty Girl by Blanca Acosta
  9. Mary Lane commented on member plant Den. lindleyi by Mary Lane
  10. António Almeida commented on article "Angraecum Culture with Semi-Hydroponic Techniques" by Tom Kuligowski
  11. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Walden's Glen by Jeanne M Uzar
  12. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' by Jeanne M Uzar
  13. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Memoria Helen Brown var. Sweet Afton by Jeanne M Uzar
  14. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Magic Meadow 'Napolean' by Jeanne M Uzar
  15. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Ctt. Fire Dance 'Patricia' by Robert Rand
  16. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai by Robert Rand
  17. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Rth. Love-Love x Rth. Tsiku Lily by Robert Rand
  18. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Cattleya Alliance Members " by Debra Johnson
  19. Stefan Neher commented on orchid Bl. Joanne Singer
  20. Chuck Storey commented on member plant Blc. Sea Swirl 'Whirlpool' by Jeanne M Uzar