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Phragmipedium caudatum

Phragmipedium caudatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Phragmipedieae
SubTribe: Phragmipediinae
Genus: Phragmipedium
Species: Phrag. caudatum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phragmipedium caudatum
[Lindley] Rolfe 1896


Phragmipedium caudatum is a species of Phragmipedium.

DescriptionEdit

Plant usually blooms from winter to summer with three to six 75 cm long flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in cool to warm areas with bright indirect sunlight. Plants should be watered with clean water and keep potting media wet. Plants can tolerate lots of water as long as media remains fresh. Plants are sensitive to salts. Keep fertilizers to a minimum as plants are light feeders. Plant in a mix with good air circulation. Plants can be grown in a mix of sphagnum moss, charcoal and perlite or medium fir bark with perlite.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phragmipedium caudatum giganteum Phragmipedium caudatum var. giganteum Sepals and petals are white with green lines. Lip is yellow.
Phragmipedium caudatum sanderae Phragmipedium caudatum var. sanderae Sepals and petals are white with green stripes. Lips are light yellow

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Tailed Phragmipedium refers to the long petals

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Cypripedium caudatum Lindley 1840
  2. Cypripedium caudatum var. roseum hort.
  3. Cypripedium elatum Poit. ex Perr. 1825
  4. Cypripedium humboldti Rchb.f 1852
  5. Paphiopedilum caudatum [Lindley] Pfitz. 1880
  6. Phragmipedium humboldtii (Warsz. ex Rchb.f.) J.T.Atwood & Dressler 1998 publ. 1999
  7. Phragmopedilum caudatum (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1903
  8. Phragmipedium caudatum f. albertianum (Linden) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007
  9. Phragmipedium caudatum var. warszewiczianum (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1903
  10. Selenipedium caudatum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1854
  11. Selenipedium caudatum var. albertianum Linden 1888
  12. Uropedium lindenii Lindl. 1846

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