Paphinia posadarum Dodson & R. Escobar 1993 Photo By Jorge Mario Munera

Another flower Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Flower Closeup Photo by Joseph Dougherty

Another Flower Form

Side View Of Flower

Photos by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website


Common Name Posadas' Papinia [Colombian Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte a short rhizome gibving rise to adpressed, laterally compressed, narrowly ovate, pseudobulbs enveloped by 1 to 2, distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, thin, heavily veined beneath, narrowly ovate to obovate, acuminate apically, light green leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, slender, to 4" [10 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P cristata photo fide; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #3 Dodson & Escobar 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P posadarum; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide;