Paphiopedilum barbatum (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1888 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Barbata

Another ClonePhoto by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Howard Gunn


Common Name The Bearded Paphiopedilum - In Thailand V'ang u'ng

Flower Size to 3 1/5" [8 cm]

Found in Malaysia and penninsular Thailand in moist shady valleys on granite boulders covered with moss or on the ground in mossy and sandy or peaty areas at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with narrowly elliptic, thin in texture, dull and dark green mottled leaves that blooms in the spring on a 10" [25 cm] long, single [ocasionally 2] flowered inflorescence with a floral bract that is 1/4 the length of the ovary

Synonyms Cordula barbata (Lindl.) Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium barbatum Lindl 1841; Cypripedium biflora B.S.Williams 1862; Cypripedium purpuratum Wight 1851; Cypripedium warnerianum Rchb.f. ex Wittm. 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P barbatum var crossii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P barbatum var nanum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P barbatum var o'brienii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P barbatum var warneri; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium barbatum drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 3 1974 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 1 Braem 1998; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 2 Braem 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide