Paphinia rugosa Rchb. f. 1877

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Wrinkly Paphinia

Flower Size 2 1/2 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1400 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with linear-lanceolate leaves that needs to be keep moist and watered year round while growing and a lessening of fertilizer in the winter.

Synonyms Lycaste rugosa Nichols 1888; Paphinia rugosa var. kalbreyeri Rchb.f. 1880; Paphinia rugosa var. sanderiana Rchb.f. 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII Hoehne 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide