Phragmipedium-tetzlaffianum-2018-10-07***Confirmed as Phragmipedium × tetzlaffianum (Oct 2018)***

Judging Center: National Capital Judging Center

Award Number: 20184855

Award Date: June 02, 2018

Awarded As: Phragmipedium tetzlaffianum

From: Valerie Lowe, Chair, National Capital Judging Center
Date: September 20, 2018

Plant awarded at the National Capital Judging Center in Washington DC on June 2, 2018 as:
20184855 – Phragmipedium tetzlaffianum CHM/84

Info found:
WCSP: Phragmipedium × tetzlaffianum O.Gruss, Caesiana 15: 37 (2000).

Distribution: Venezuela, found in the Venezuelan-Colombian border region

ICUN Red List:
-eMonocot. 2014. An online resource for monocot plants. Available at: (Accessed: 28 July 2014).
-Rankou, H. 2016. Phragmipedium tetzlaffianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T43325915A43328164. Downloaded on 20 September 2018.

Other References:
• Gruß, O. (2003). A checklist of the genus Phragmipedium. Orchid Digest 67: 213-241.
• Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

Description from entry form: One stately flower and one emerging bud held well above foliage on one sturdy 26-cm inflorescence, leaves up to 54-cm in height by 1.7-cm wide, on a plant 50-cm in diameter; slightly twisted and ruffled dorsal sepal chartreuse, narrowly edged cream, striped cordovan centrally; synsepal pale green, lightly striped cordovan; petals delightfully twisted, edged cordovan basally, solid cordovan apically; pouch evenly shaped oblong, pale green, flushed cordovan externally, heavily speckled emerald on basal surface, speckled pale cordovan internally; spade-shaped staminode tan, edged minute cordovan hairs; substance good; texture waxy.


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