Paphiopedilum hookerae (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Spathopetalum SUBSECTION Macronodium Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Peter Maxwell

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Common Name Hooker's Paphiopedilum [Director Of Kew in England 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This small sized, warm to hot growing, lithophytic species is found in Borneo at the base of weathered sandstone cliffs in deep leaf litter, at the base of trees or in rock crevasses with constant water seepage at elvations of 300 to 800 meters with 5 to 6, tesselated dark and light green above, oblong-elliptic, leaves that blooms in spring and summer on a single flowered, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, terminal, purple, white pubescent inflorescence with a lanceolate, pale brown pubescent floral bract.

Synonyms Cordula hookerae [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium barbatum var hookerae Regel 1876; *Cypripedium hookerae Rchb. f. 1863;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1867 as Cypripedium hookerae Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium hookerae drawing good; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 2 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 drawing/photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 5 1981 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 2 1984 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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