Paphiopedilum canhii Aver. & O.Gruss 2010 SUBGENUS Megastaminodium TYPE For the subgenus

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Full shadeCool Spring

Common Name Canh's Paphiopedium [Vietnamese Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 2.4 t o3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

Found in Laos and Vietnam near mountain summits on shady vertical cliffs or on narrow mossy shelves with plant roots densely adpressed to solid naked limestone having no soil level at elevations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with 3 to 5, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute to subacute, slightly emarginate, shortly apiculate, distinctly tessellate light and darker green above, pale green and heavily marked with dark dirty-violet below leaves that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, dark green sometimes with a violet tint, pubescent, dirty olive-violet haired, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorscence

Synonyms Paphiopedilum canhii var. funingense Z.J.Liu & L.J.Chen 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Turczaninowia 13(2): 92 Averyanov & Gruss 2010 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #5 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest, April, May, June 2014 - Paphiopedilum Canhii In Laos Phou Phachao Mountain Mountain Of Paphiopedilum Canhii Leonid V. Averyanov , Khang Nguyen Sinh, Tien Hiep Nguyen, The Van Pham, Shengvilai Lo PHOTOS FIDE; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide;