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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Panama.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[C-EM]
Distribution

Panama, endemic to Pacific slope and upper Chagres basin.

Ecology

Terrestrial at sea level.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with leafy stems up to 5 m tall covered by sheathing leaf bases. Leaves somewhat membranaceous, distichous, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, 15–30 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, sparsely pubescent dorsally especially along the veins, with a cylindrical sheathing base, 2–4 cm long. Inflorescence terminal, many-flowered, densely pubescent; bracts lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 1–1.5 cm long, shortly pubescent. Flowers small to medium-sized, opening in succession, soon deciduous if not fertilised, pubescent on outer surface of sepals; sepals and petals greenish brown, lip yellow flushed with brown and stained with red-purple on incurved margin of lip orifice; pedicel and ovary 1.5–2.3 cm long. Dorsal sepal erect, elliptic, acute, c. 2 cm long, 1 cm wide. Synsepal elliptic, slightly bifid at apex, c. 2 cm long, 1 cm wide. Petals deflexed, obliquely linear-lanceolate, acute, up to 2 cm long, 0.2 cm wide, glabrous. Lip calceolate, with an incurved margin, 2–3 cm long, 1–1.8 cm wide. Column 0.5–0.7 cm long; stigma elliptic-trullate, twice as long as the stigma, papillate; staminode narrower than column apex, triangular. Fruit cylindrical, somewhat arcuate, pubescent.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 870 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, epífita
Conservation
Casi Amenazada

Native to:

Panamá

Selenipedium chica Rchb.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dressler, R.L., Panama 48733.000
Duchassaing de Fontbressin, É.P. [673], Panama K000363685

First published in Xenia Orchid. 1: 3 (1854)

Accepted by

  • Cribb, P. & Purver, C. (2017). Slipper Orchids of the Tropical Americas: 1-281. Natural History Publcations (Borneo), The Orchid Digest Corporation, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cribb, P. (2009). 636. The genus Selenipedium Curtis's Botanical Magazine 26: 5-20.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. & Kolanowska, M. (2016). Notes on the genus Selenipedium (Orchidaceae, Cypripedioideae) with description of new taxa Systematic Botany 41: 142-159.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cribb, P. (2009). 636. The genus Selenipedium Curtis's Botanical Magazine 26: 5-20.

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Selenipedium chica. 1, (1854).

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0