The Slipper Orchid Alliance

Gallery: Phragmipedium Caudatum and Its Allies:

This gallery accompanies the article: 'Phragmipedium Caudatum and It's Allies - Lengthy Trouble' by Holger Perner - Winter 2012 SOA Journal/Newsletter

Phragmipedium caudatum

Photo: Holger Perner

Holger Perner examines Paph sanderianum petals

Photo: Holger Perner

Botanical Print by Paxton - 1850 - Showing an artist's painting of Phrag. lindenii described in the illustration as "Cypripedium caudatum"

Photograph of botanical illustration by Holger Perner

This memorial bust of Jozef Warszewicz stands in the Botanical Garden at Krakow University, in Poland    Photo: Holger Perner

Phragmipedium humboldtii

Photo: Holger Perner

Phragmipedium lindenii var. lindenii growing in Dr. Perner's collection.

Photo: Holger Perner

This photograph shows the results of crossing Phrag. lindenii var. lindenii (pouchless)

with Phrag. longifolium.The resulting hybrid, as this photo shows, bears a pouch,

despite having one pouchless parent..

Photo: Holger Perner

Paphiopedilum dianthum (unusual pouchless clone)

Dr. Perner grows this unusual pouchless Paph. dianthum - a peloric form of dianthum which produces 3, sometimes just 2 petals, but never a pouch and always 3 staminodes and 6 fertile anthers. . Unlike Phrag. lindenii, it does not self pollinate and would therefore "never form populaitons in the wild" according to Dr.Perner

Photo: Holger Perner

Phragmipedium lindenii var. wallisii - close-up of the flowers shows the smooth pouch surface with the relatively deep impression under the orifice margin.

Photo: Holger Perner