Paphiopedilum hangianum Perner & Gruss 1999 SUBGENUS Parvisepalum SECTION Emersonianum Aver. & Cribb 2002 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Flower closeup

Alba FormPhoto courtesy of Anonomous


Common Name Hang's Paphiopedilum [Original Vietnamese exporter of species] - In China Lu Ye Dou Lan

Flower Size 3 1/2" to 4 3/4" [9 to 12 cm]

A recently discovered species [1999] that occurs around the China and northern Vietnamese borders in a 20 square mile range at 450 to 750 meters in elevation as a rare, medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte in broadleafed, evergreen, closed forests on steep, shady, highly eroded limestone cliffs with the roots running along horizontal fissures of slatey stratified limestone with a cold dry winter and a wet warm summer with 4 to 7 distichous, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse or subacute, glossy green above, paler green below, sharply keeled beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on a single flowered, erect, 2 1/2 to 4 3/4" [6 to 12 cm] long, bright green, shortly white-pilose, terminal inflorescence with an ovate, obtuse, conduplicate, green, white-pubescent bract and carrying a slightly sweet smelling, large flower.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum hangianum f. album O.Gruss & Petchl. 2002; Paphiopedilum singchii Liu & Zhang 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide