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SUBFAMILY Epidendroideae TRIBE Gongoreae SUBTRIBE Stanhopinae This genus is composed of 5 species from Guatemala south through northern South America and it is a medium sized epiphyte with small ovoid psuedobulbs and 2 or more leaves.

Paphinia Species List

    The species list below was composed with information from the following sources.

    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids by Alec Pridgeon. Published by the Timber Press

    The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species By Bechtel, Cribb and Launert, Published by The MIT Press

    ~Species names that are synonyms of correct species are denoted with a ~

  1. benzingii Dodson & Neudecker
  2. - Ecuador - Alt 750m -
  3. clausula Dressler
  4. - Panama, Colombia -
    Panama Provincial Distribution Map
  5. cristata Lindl.
  6. - Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam, French Guiana and Trinidad - Alt up to 1000m - Epiphyte - Panama Provincial Distribution Map This species is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana as a warm to hot grower at lower elevations around 200 to 1000 meters and blooms in the autumn to early winter and late spring. Best grown in small hanging net pots so as to accomodate the pendant and sometimes down driven inflorescence. They like warm even watering while in growth and a gradual lessing, but never allowed to dry out completely, after the plant has flowered until the new growth arrives.

    Synonyms Lycaste cristata [Lindley]Benth.; *Maxillaria cristata Lindley

  7. dunsterville Dodoson & Neudecker
  8. -
  9. grandiflora Barb. Rodr.
  10. -
  11. grandis Rchb.f. Ex Warn. & Will.
  12. herrerae Dodson
  13. Ecuador - Alt 700-1200m This species hails from Ecuador as an epiphyte that is found at an altitude of 900-1200 meters.
  14. hirtzii Dodson
  15. -Ecuador - Alt 200-1500m
  16. lindeniana Rchb.f
  17. - Peru to Venezuela - Alt 100-200m

    ~litense Dodson - See P. litensis

  18. litensis Dodson & Neudecker
  19. - Ecuador - Alt 750-1400m
  20. nuedeckerii Jenny
  21. -Colombia And Ecuador - Alt 800-1300m -

    var mocoaensis Jenny

  22. nutans Houllet
  23. posadarum Dodson
  24. - Colombia and Ecuador - Alt 1500-1800m

    ~randi Linden&Rodigas - See P. cristata

  25. rugosa Rchb.f.
  26. - Colombia - Alt 8000'
  27. seegeri Gerlach
  28. - Colombia
  29. subclausa Dressler
  30. - Costa Rica - Alt 900m

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