Paphiopedilum gigantifolium Braem, Baker & Baker 1997 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum Photo by Olaf Gruss, courtesy of Rod Rice and Oasis the Journal

Another Flower

Side View Photo courtesy of Zainal Abidin Othman

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Common Name The Giant-Leaf Paphiopedilum

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A recently discovered species from the island of Sulawesi that is a warm growing terrestrial on steep ravines with heavy shade at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters always near running water that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, green, densly pubescent inflorescence with successively opening 4 to 6 flowers held well above the leaves.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum ayubii Hort. ex Parnata 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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