Phragmipedium delessandroi

Phragmipedium besseae caused a sensation in 1981 when it was discovered growing in South America. The brightness of the colour proved an instant attraction. Initial hybrid breeding attempts were thwarted by it's genetics. A few years passed before new colchicine produced tetraploid forms were produced which proved fertile and allowed it to be used in breeding a whole generation of new hybrids. We now know this Ecuadorean form as Phragmipedium delessandroi

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