Phragmipedium schlimii

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Phragmipedium schlimii

Common Name: Schlimm's Phragmipedium
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: deep shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to intermediate
Blooms: mostly autumn, but possible any time of year
Flower Size: 4cm to 7.5cm
Synonyms: Cypripedium schlimii Bateman ?; Cypripedium schlimi Linden ex Rchb. f. 1854; Cypripedium schlimii var. albiflorum Linden in ?; Paphiopedilum schlimii (Linden ex Rchb. f.) Pfitz 1895; Phragmipedium schlimii f. albiflorum (Linden) O.Gruss 1996; Phragmipedium schlimii var. albiflorum' (Linden) Braem 1996; Phragmopedilum schlimii (Linden ex Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1895; *Selenipedium schlimii Linden ex Rchb.f 1854

Found in Colombia as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte at elevations of 1450m to 1900m in areas with constant water seepage, in or by rivers with a very short stem carrying 8, linear-lanceolate, suberect, rigid, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a 30cm long, erect, pubescent, pale greenish purple, branching, few to several [6 to 10] flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and small [for the genus], fragrant flowers occurring in autumn but possible at any time of the year.

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