Paphiopedilum affine De Wild. 1906 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Jo Levy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another flower Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flowershots Website

Full shade Warm

Common Name The Similar Paphiopedium

Flower Size 4 [10 cm]

Found in north Vietnam and southern China as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with linear-oblong, slightly tesselated above, bidentate apically leaves taht blooms on an erect, to 6 [15 cm] long, pubescent, green, slightly streaked with purple, single flowered inflorescence with slightly less that half as long as the ovary, green striped with crimson basally , glavbrous, cilate margined floral bracts

Synonyms Paphiopedilum villosum f. affine (De Wild.) O.Gruss & Roellke 2007; Paphiopedilum villosum var affine [De Wildeman] Braem 1988;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 as P affine photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 3 1991 as P affine photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide

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