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Phragmipedium besseae f. flavum (Braem) O. Gruß & Röth
in Caesiana, 12: 57-65 [65] (1999).
Basionym :
Phragmipedium besseae var. flavum Braem in Schlechteriana, 1(2): 50-56 [55] (1990).
Synonyms :
Phragmipedium besseae var. album hort. , nomen nudum.
Phragmipedium besseae var. aureum hort. , nomen nudum.
Type(s) :
Etymology : flava/flavum means yellow. So the name of this forma points to the colour of the flowers.
Description
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Distribution : The type material that Guido J. Braem used for his description in Schlechteriana was collected in Peru.
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Chromosomes : 2n = 24, 25, 26 (Wimber).
History :
Comments : In the original description Guido Braem named this form var. flava, but that is according to the rules grammatically incorrect. In September 2000 after I asked him about it, he explained to me that the correct name should be var. flavum and that according to the Code of Botanical Nomenclature this can be corrected without having to publish a new description. So Phrag. besseae var. flavum is the correct name for his description.