Paphiopedilum bougainvilleanum Fowlie 1971 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Blepharopetalum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Plant Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Mrs. Ralph Levy Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name The Bougainville Paphiopedilum [An Island that is Part of New Guinea, just north of the Solomon Islands ]

Found on Bougainville Island in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1850 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte on trees with their roots in leaf humus or thick moss carrying 6 to 7, narrowly elliptic, pale green tesselated darker leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, pale green, to 9 3/4" [23 cm] long, purple haired inflorescence with an elliptic floral bract that gives rise to a single flower.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum bougainvilleanum var. saskianum O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum violascens var bougainvilleanum [Fowlie ex Siles & Fowlie] Koopowitz 1995; Paphiopedilum violascens var. saskianum (O.Gruss & Roeth) Koop. 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 as P violascens var bougainvillianum photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 as P violascens var bougainvilleanum photo fide