Phragmipedium besseae 'Limon'

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Product information "Phragmipedium besseae 'Limon'"
Name: Phragmipedium besseae 'Limon'
Synonyms:

Paphiopedilum besseae, (Dodson & J.Kuhn), V.A.Albert & Börge Pett. 1994
Phragmipedium besseae var. flavum, Braem 1990

Etymology:

besseae = Libby Locke Besse, American plant collector, 20th century to present (Jan. 2021)

Trade name: South American Slipper Orchid
Propagation: seed
Origin: Ecuador
Habitat:

lithophytic or terrestrial on rocks, river banks or granite slopes in moist to wet mountain forests at altitudes of 1000-1500m. The roots grow in dripping, oxygen-rich, fresh rainwater, the roots are easily covered by mosses.
This local variant of Phragmipedium besseae is found in the Limon district in western Ecuador near the border with Peru.

Notes:

Finding Phragmipedium besseae was a sensation. A red lady's slipper! Today, many locations are known and each local variety differs slightly from the other. Sometimes the locations are several 100km apart and the flowers are very different. In principle, one experiences evolution "live".
Phragmipedium besseae from the Limon district differs from the type form by a stronger striation in the shoe.

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