Phragmipedium schlimii var manzurii "Kanga'Roo" AM 2024-06-23

Posted on June 23, 2024

SITF confirms this plant as Phragmipedium schlimii (Jun 2024). This is confirmed without a subspecies designation. Kew POWO has synonymized all schlimii-like species and subspecies to be P. schlimii. All 7 of the segregates from schlimii are now considered synonyms of schlimii and will be explained in an upcoming article in the August AOS "Orchids" magazine. P. schlimii is now considered an ochlospecies (a polymorphic species with chaotic infraspecific variation which is intractable to formal taxonomic treatment) and all the variables that were used to segregate them are fascile across the entire region.

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