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Orchid Species: Phragmipedium longifolium

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Phragmipedium longifolium is an orchid species identified by (Warsz. & Rchb.f.) Rolfe in 1896.
Phragmipedium (Phrag.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Warsz. & Rchb.f.) Rolfe
ORIGIN: Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador on roadside banks and in humid arroyos at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte occurring in shaded or open rocky areas with thin soil near streams or seepage areas with very short stems with imbricate, distichous, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying several, linear-lanceolate, dark green above, pale green below, arcuate, acuminate, conduplicate from the middle to the base leaves with the lower leaves being shorter than the rest that blooms on an erect, 24 to 36 [60 to 90 cm] long, pubescent, deep purple or green, terminal, to racemose, several flowered inflorescence that has 3 sterile, distichous, compressed, linear bracts with the 7 to 9 flowers opening in succession and occurring mostly in the fall but it is possible at almost any time of the year.

FLOWER SIZE: 8 inches [20 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 chapadense 2000 Campacci & R.Takase
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag hartwegii 1903 (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp dariense 1878 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp gracile 1889 A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp hartwegii 1854 Rchb.f. in B.Seemann
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp hincksianum 1878 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp reichenbachianum 1887 auct.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp reichenbachii 1869 W.Bull
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp roezli
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp roezlii 1873 Regel
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph hartwegii 1894 (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph hincksianum 1894 (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph roezlii 1894 (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag dariense 1979 (Rchb.f.) Garay
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag hincksianum 1979 (Rchb.f.) Garay
Add+ Phragmipedium Phrag roezlii 1979 (Rchb.f.) Garay
Add+ Selenipedium Sel dariense 1869 Rchb.f.
Add+ Selenipedium Sel gracile 1888 Desbois
Add+ Selenipedium Sel hartwegii 1854 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Add+ Selenipedium Sel hincksianum 1878 Rchb.f.
Add+ Selenipedium Sel reichenbachii 1869 Endrés ex Rchb.f.
Add+ Selenipedium Sel roezlii 1871 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp longifolium 1852 Warsz. & Rchb.f.
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph longifolium 1888 (Warsz. & Rchb.f.) Pfitzer
Add+ Selenipedium Sel longifolium 1854 (Warsz. & Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. & Warsz.
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