Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Phrag from Colombia

The December 2008 'Lankesteriana' published the description for Phragmipedium manzurii, native to the Department of Santander According to the article this time the taxonomist ( Paula Viveros) travelled to Colombia in order to identify the orchid, instead of the other way around, *G*!

Here's a link to Patricia Harding's picture on Jay Pfahl's Orchid Species Encyclopedia. Kinda cute, doncha think? Two toned.

Phrag. manzurii is in the Micropetalum section of Phragmipedium


  1. That is kinda cute...looks like a variation on a theme of Phrag schlimii. Good story too ;-)
    Thanks for the post ! ! !

  2. I should have posted the description/sizes:

    Flowers 3, successive, resupinate 6x5.2cm. Sepals yellow-green, elliptical, somewhat concave, pubescent on reverse; dorsal sepal elliptical, 2 cm long, 1-1.5cm wide. Petals white, flushed with pale violet, elliptical, slightly recurved, hirsute pubescent, 2.2-2.8cm long, 1.1-2cm wide. Lip white flushed pale violet, yellow-green at base, with violet markings, saccate with apex turned up in front and the margin infolded, opening marked with short violet ridges, interior marked with violet spots, central yellow/violet lines on interior, tomentose pubescent, 1.8-2.4cm long, 1-1.7cm wide. Staminode green-yellow, round,raised center, notched on bottom margin, tomentose pubescent, 0.6-0.8 long, 0.6-0.8 wide.

    Same section as schlimii.