Paphiopedilum fairrieanum [Lindley] Stein 1892 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Ceratopetalum Haller 1897 Photo by Allen Black.

Full shade Cool to Cold LATE Fallto Spring

Common Name Fairrie's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - The 1000 Pound Orchid

Flower Size about 4" [9 to 10 cm]

Found in the Indian Himalayas and Bhutan on the edges of high river banks and forests in leaf litter and humus at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters, as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte on limestone outcrops in tall grass with narrowly elliptic to ligulate, clear dull green, mid-rib prominent on underside leaves that blooms in the late autumn through spring with 1 flower on a pubescent, 10" [25 cm] long, slender, purple pubescent inflorescence.

Synonyms Cordula fairrieana [Lindley] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium assamicum Linden ex Koch & Fintelm. 1858; *Cypripedium fairrieanum Lindley 1857; Paphiopedilum fairrieanum f. bohlmannianum (Mato) Braem 1998; Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. bohlmannianum Mato 1942; Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. giganteum Pradhan 1979; Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. nigrescens Pradhan 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Cypripedium fairianum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium faireianum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 2 1963 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 10 1964 as Cypripedium faireanum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin VOl 37 # 5 1968 as Cypripedium faireanum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 photo fide; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #8 1969 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #8 1970 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970 photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 4 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 drawing fide; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #2 2018 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide;

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum [Lindley] Stein 1892 var alba SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Ceratopetalum Haller 1897 Photo by Jay Pfahl

An albino version of the previous species. AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 11 1961; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P fairrieanum f bohlmannianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2017 photo fide;

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