Selenipedium isabelianum Barb.Rodr. 1874 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Flower closeup Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Isabel's Selenipedium

Flower Size

Found from Para and Bahia states of Brazil with an erect, pubscent stem carrying, plicate, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a pubescent, terminal, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with many imbricate, conduplicate, acute bracts.

CAUTION The flower photo is purported to be from Sao Paulo and there are no listings for this species in that state of Brazil. I need better references. Please use with caution.

Synonyms Cypripedium isabelianum (Barb.Rodr.) Pucci 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing ok;