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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)
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