Phragmipedium caudatum var. giganteum

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Product information "Phragmipedium caudatum var. giganteum"
Name: Phragmipedium caudatum, [Lindley] Rolfe 1896

Cypripedium caudatum, Lindley 1840
Cypripedium elatum, Poit. ex Perr. 1825
Paphiopedilum caudatum, [Lindley] Pfitz. 1880
Phragmipedium humboldtii, (Warsz. ex Rchb.f.) J.T.Atwood & Dressler 1998 publ. 1999
Phragmopedilum caudatum, (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1903
Phragmipedium caudatum f. albertianum, (Linden) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007
Selenipedium caudatum, (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1854
Selenipedium caudatum var. albertianum, Linden 1888
Uropedium lindenii, Lindl. 1846


caudatus = with tails

Trade name: South American Slipper Orchid
Propagation: seed
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

Phragmipedium caudatum grows terrestrially or epiphytically in sparse, very light, grassy slopes and rock faces on humic soil at altitudes of 800 to 2500 metres.


Phragmipedium caudatum var. giganteum 'Cusco' was first found in district of the same name in Peru. This species is considerably larger and more distinctly coloured than the nominal form.
The photo with the black background shows a normal Phragmipedium caudatum, Phragmipedium caudatum var. giganteum 'Cusco' is shown with a white background.

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