Paphiopedilum areeanum O.Gruss 2001 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982

Photo by H Perner and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by Chen Lijun And Flora of China Website

Part shadeCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Aree? Cypripedium - In China Gen Jing Dou Lan

Flower Size 3.2" to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnanprovince of China and north Myanmar at elevations of 1000 to 1200 metes as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a stem-like rhizome giving rise to several tufts of leaves at the apex and carrying narrowly oblong, pale green and marked with purple above and uniformly dark green below, usually slightly bilobulate apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a suberect, greenish brown, pubescent, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with greenish, ovate, conduplicate, subglabrous shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

A natural hybrid between P. barbigerum and P. villosum var. annamense

Synonyms Paphiopedilum rhizomatosum S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 as P rhizomatosum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #1 2017 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide