Phragmipedium caudatum

Phragmipedium caudatum

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

Phragmipedium caudatum is a species of Phragmipedium.


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


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


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.


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


Common Names:The Tailed Phragmipedium refers to the long petals


  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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