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

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Side View Photo by Zainal Abidin Othman


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 flowered inflorescence with the 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 Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo fide;