Paphiopedilum barbigerum T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1940 SUBGENUS Paphipedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Beard Carrying Paphiopedilum - In China Xiao Ye Dou Lan

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.5 cm]

Found in China and Vietnam [only as P barbigerum var lockianum] as a small sized, hot to cool growing humus epiphyte near bases of mossy trees or lithophyte on steep rocky cliffs in evergreen broadleaved forests at elevations of 300 to 1200 meters with 4 to 6, distichous, narrow, suberect, narrowly lanceolate to linear, uniformly green leaves and blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, green, 4 3/4" to 6 2/5" [12 to 16 cm], single flowered, shortly brown to dull yellowish pubescent inflorescence with an elliptic floral bract and carrying a small, single flower.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum barbigerum f. aureum (H.S.Hua) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. aureum H.S.Hua 1999; Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. coccineum (Perner & R.Herrm.) Cavestro 2001; Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. lockianum Aver. 2002; Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. sulivongii Schuit. & P.Bonnet 2009; Paphiopedilum insigne var barbigerum [Tang & Wang] Braem 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest 51 Vol 1 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 3 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P barbigerum f aureum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 as Paphiopedilum barbigerum var. lockianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo as P coccineum; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 As P barbigerum car coccineum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo fide; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 as P barbigerum var lockianum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 as P barbigerum f album photo fide;