Paphiopedilum dianthum Tang & Wang 1940 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mystropetalum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Dan and Marla Nikirk.


Common Name The Double Flowered Paphiopedilum - In China Chang Ban Dou Lan

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in southwestern China and northern Vietnam in primary, open semi-deciduous broadleafed evergreen, mossy, wet forests on highly eroded crystalline limestone cliffs in dappled shade at elevations of 500 to 1450 meters as a warm to cool growing lithophyte or rarely as a humus epiphyte beneath mossy trees with a wet spring and summer and a distinct lessening in the winter months with coriaceous, ligulate, obliquely obtuse apically leaves that are dark green above and paler beneath and blooms in the fall on an erect to arching pendant, green inflorescence with several [1 to 5] simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum aranianum Petchl. 2009; Paphiopedilum dianthum f. album O.Gruss 2003; Paphiopedilum parishii var dianthum [Tang & Wang] Karasawa & Saito 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchid DIgest Vol 44 No 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 3 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 ; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as p parishii var dianthum; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

Paphiopedilum dianthum f. album O.Gruss 2003 Photo by Egon Krogsgaard