Phragmipedium longifolium (Rchb. f. & Warsc.)Rolfe
in The Orchid Review 4: 332, 1896.

Basionym :
   Cypripedium longifolium Rchb. f. & Warsc. in Botanische Zeitung 10: 690, 1852.

Type :

Synonyms :
   Cypripedium hincksianum Rchb. f. in Gardener's Chronicle n.s. 9: 202, 1878.
   Cypripedium longifolium var. hincksianum (Rchb. f.)Veitch in Man. Orch. Pl. 4: 66, 1898.
   Paphiopedilum dariense (Rchb. f.)Stein in Stein's Orchideenbuch 464, 1892.
   Paphiopedilum hincksianum (Rchb. f.)Stein in Stein's Orchideenbuch 470, 1892.
   Paphiopedilum longifolium (Rchb. f. & Warsc.)Stein in Stein's Orchideenbuch 475, 1892.
   Phragmipedium dariense (Rchb. f.)Garay in Orchid Digest 43: 141, 1979.
   Phragmipedium hincksianum (Rchb. f.)Garay in Orchid Digest 43: 144, 1979.
   Phragmipedium hincksii Garay in Orchid Digest 43(4): 141, 1979 - nomen (lapsus linguae).
   Phragmipedium longifolium var. dariense (Rchb. f.)Cash in Catherine Cash, The Slipper Orchids: 150, 1991 - nomen.
   Phragmipedium longifolium var. hincksianum (Rchb. f.)Cash in Catherine Cash, The Slipper Orchids: 150, 1991 - nomen.
   Phragmopedilum longifolium (Rchb. f.)Rolfe emend. Pfitzer in Engler Jahrbuch 25: 518, 1898.
   Phragmopedilum longifolium var. dariense (Rchb. f.)Pfitzer in Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV(50): 49, 1903.
   Phragmopedilum longifolium var. hincksianum (Rchb. f.)Pfitzer in Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV(50): 49, 1903.
   Selenipedium dariense Rchb. f. in Nov. Act. Acad. Cur. 35(2): 8, 1869.
   Selenipedium hincksianum (Rchb. f.)Desbois in Monog. Cyp.: 136, 1888.
   Selenipedium longifolium (Rchb. f. & Warsc.)Rchb. f. Xenia Orch. 1: 3, 1854.
   Selenipedium reichenbachii Endres on a herbarium sheet in the Reichenbach-herbarium W 15652 & 40322 (nomen nudem).

Varieties :
   Phrag. longifolium album
   Phrag. longifolium f. gracile
   Phrag. longifolium var. chapadense
   Phrag. longifolium var. roezlii
   Phrag. longifolium var. roezlii f. minutum

Very closely related and sometimes seen as a variety is:
   Phrag. hartwegii
   Phrag. hartwegii f. baderi

Because of the very small differences the next two varieties are at the moment considered to be synonyms of Phrag. longifolium.
   Phrag. dariense
   Phrag. hincksianum

There are also varieties mentioned which are based on a difference in flower colour intensity or the size of the leaves. Some of these varieties are:
   var. latifolium
   var. splendidum

The differences however are so small that it hardly seems reasonable to classify them as separate varieties. (Gruss, 1994)

Etymology : longifolium means having long leaves.

Plant :
Leaves : The leaves are relatively long, tongue-shaped and without a yellow edge.
Inflorescence :
Flower : The staminode is diagonally elliptic and at the lower side almost ending into a point. The upper side is thick with short hairs.

Habitat : The plants grow at altitudes ranging from see level up to 2000 m in almost moist forests. They seem to prefer locations at the edges of streams where they grow on gravel and with moss overgrown rocks and cliffs. In those cases the roots reach into the humus- and moss cushions.

Distribution : Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

Flowering season : In their natural habitat flowering plants can be found all year round.

Chromosomes : 2n = 20 (Atwood, 1981; Wimber, 1983), 2n = 22, 23 (Karasawa, 1980).

History : Phragmipedium longifolium was discovered in the Chiriqui-Mountains in Panama by J. v. Warszewicz. The species was then described in 1852 by H.G. Reichenbach f. and J. v. Warscewicz in Botanische Zeitung 10: 690, 1852 as Cypripedium longifolium. The description was based on a herbarium specimen that was collected by J. v. Warszewicz in Panama and on notes made by the collector of this species.
Later in 1896 when Rolfe created the genus Phragmipedium he included this species.

Comments :

Hybrids :
   Phrag. longifolium
      x Phrag. besseae = Phrag. Eric Young
      x Phrag. boissierianum = Phrag. Praying Mantis
      x Phrag. boissierianum var. czerwiakowianum = Phrag. Dennis Kleinbach
      x Phrag. caricinum = Phrag. Conchiferum
      x Phrag. caudatum = Phrag. Grande
      x Phrag. caudatum var. wallisii = Phrag. Paul Eugene Conroy
      x Phrag. caudatum var. warscewiczianum = Phrag. Wössner Supergrande
      x Phrag. dalessandroi = Phrag. Nicholle Tower
      x Phrag. klotzscheanum = Phrag. Hummingbird
      x Phrag. lindenii = Phrag. Macrochilum
      x Phrag. lindleyanum = Phrag. Urgandiae
      x Phrag. lindleyanum var. kaieteurum = Phrag. Memoria Ed Murphy
      x Phrag. lindleyanum var. sargentianum = Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice
      x Phrag. pearcei = Phrag. Green Hornet
      x Phrag. richteri = Phrag. Grassau
      x Phrag. schlimii = Phrag. Sedenii
      x Phrag. vittatum = Phrag. Arthur
      x Phrag. Andean Fire = Phrag. Inca Embers
      x Phrag. April Fool = Phrag. Eric Catley
      x Phrag. Barbara LeAnn = Phrag. Waunakee Doll
      x Phrag. Calurum = Phrag. Saint Martin
      x Phrag. Cardinale = Phrag. Eva
      x Phrag. China Dragon = Phrag. Red Dynasty
      x Phrag. Conchiferum = Phrag. Mantinii
      x Phrag. Dana Hutchinson = Phrag. Jean-Pierre Faust
      x Phrag. Demetria = Phrag. Donald Russell
      x Phrag. Don Wimber = Phrag. Cardinal Flight
      x Phrag. Eric Young = Phrag. Saint Peter
      x Phrag. Grande = Phrag. Mont Fallu
      x Phrag. Grouville = Phrag. Les Chenes
      x Phrag. Hanne Popow = Phrag. Longueville
      x Phrag. Jason Fischer = Phrag. Glowing Embers
      x Phrag. Jersey = Phrag. Hautlieu
      x Phrag. Leucorrhodum = Phrag. Brownii
      x Phrag. Memoria Dick Clements = Phrag. Noirmont
      x Phrag. Robert Palm = Phrag. Patty Whak
      x Phrag. Rosalie Dixler = Phrag. Dragon's Year
      x Phrag. Sedenii = Phrag. Calurum
      x Phrag. Simon Marcotte = Phrag. La Davyère
      x Phrag. Sorcerer's Apprentice = Phrag. Iron Works

      Natural hybrids :
      x Phrag. caudatum = Phrag. x grande
      x Phrag. hirtzii = Phrag. x roethianum

      Unregistered hybrids :
      x Phrag. Nitidissimum = Phrag. n.r.

      Intergeneric hybrids :
      x Paphiopedilum henryanum = Phrphm. Charming Daughter