Paphiopedilum fowliei Birk 1981 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Barbata Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name Fowlie's Paphiopedilum [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations above 500 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing, semi-terrestrial in pockets of leafmold in limestone rocks with blue gray leaves tesselated with faint patterns that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, hairy, 10" [25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Grow this species potted in a rock and treefern with warm to cool temperatures, moderate light and year round waterings.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum fowliei f. christianae Braem 1998; Paphiopedilum fowliei f. sangianum (Braem) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum fowliei var. sangianum Braem 1993; Paphiopedilum hennisianum var. fowliei (Birk) P.J.Cribb 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; The Genus Paphhiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P hennisianum var fowliei; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;

Paphiopedilum fowliei f. christianae Braem 1998 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata Subsect. Barbata Kraenzlin 1901 No Photo available

A color form of the previous species.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum fowliei Birk 1981 var alba

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide;

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