Paphiopedilum henryanum Braem 1987 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

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Common Name Henry's Paphiopedilum [Irish Plant Collector in China] - In China Heng Li Dou Lan

Flower Size 1 3/5" to 2 1/2" [4 to 6 cm]

A recently discovered species [1987] that occurs around the China and northern Vietnamese borders at 610 to 1400 meters in elevation as a rare, smaller sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte in semi-deciduous, broadleafed, mixed and coniferous, mossy, open forests on steep highly eroded limestone cliffs with 3 to 6 distichous, lanceolate or linear-ligulate, obtuse, unequally bilobulbate or minutely tridenticulate apically, glossy dark green above, paler green below leaves that is sharply keeled beneath that blooms in the fall and winter on a single flowered, erect, 4 3/4 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, green to purple brown pubescent, terminal inflorescence.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum chaoi Hua 1999; Paphiopedilum dollii Luckel 1987; Paphiopedilum henryanum f. album O.Gruss 2002; Paphiopedilum henryanum f. chaoi (H.S.Hua) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Paphiopedilum henryanum f. christae (Braem) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum henryanum var. christae Braem 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 1 1991 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo as P henryanum var christae; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 3 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 2 2001 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo fide;