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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Colombia to NW. Ecuador.

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Habitat

The known habitats are in altitudes of around 1400 m above sea-level, along small rivers in fully shaded spots that are exposed to a constant breeze.

Diagnostic

Species haec Phragmipedium schlimii (Linden ex Rchb. fil.) Rolfe persimilis, sed forma staminodi differt an illo.

Distribution

Phragmipedium fischeri is hitherto only known from Ecuador.

General Description

Phragmipedium fischeri is an herbaceous humus epiphyte. The leaves are about 3.2 cm wide and up to 20 cm long. The Inflorescence is about 20 cm high. There are two to several flowers, generally opening successively. The flowers are about 5 cm in overal width. The dorsal sepal is more or less 2 cm long and 1.1 cm wide. The petals are 2.3 cm long and 1.6 cm wide. The synsepalum is about 1 cm wide and distinctly shorter than the pouch-formed labellum. The staminode is of an unusual complex composition, the staminodal shield is more or less square with a raised ridge down the middle. The labellum is inverted helmshaped [sic], about 1.2 cm wide and about 1.9 cm long from the base to the tip. Between the synsepalum and the pouch there is an additional lobe, somewhat broader than the synsepalum but again shorter than the labellum. The margins of this lobe are undulated. The overall flower colour is a deep pink, darker than the colour encountered in P. schlimii. The staminode is of a whitish-cream colour, the raised ridge is yellow with a purple spot at the lower end. The additional lobe and the synsepal are of a lighter pink than the rest of the flower.

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Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

Native to:

Colombia, Ecuador

Phragmipedium fischeri Braem & H.Mohr appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Leafl. Schlechter Inst. 3: 30 (1996)

Accepted by

  • Cribb, P. & Purver, C. (2017). Slipper Orchids of the Tropical Americas: 1-281. Natural History Publcations (Borneo), The Orchid Digest Corporation, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gruß, O. (2003). A checklist of the genus Phragmipedium Orchid Digest 67: 213-241.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Braem, G.J. & Mohr, H. Original description of Phragmipedium fischeri. 3, (1996).
  • Braem, G.J. & Mohr, H. Phragmipedium fischeri, a new Slipper Orchid from Ecuador. Leaflets of the Schlechter Institute 3, 28-30 (1996).

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Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0