Paphiopedilum concolor (Bateman) Pfitzer 1888 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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

FragrancePart shadeWarm to Hot Springand LATE Summer

Common Name The One Colored Paphiopedilum - In China Tong Se Dou Lan In Thailand Rongthao nari lueang prachin

Flower Size to about 3" [7 cm]

This mottled leaf species can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, southwestern China, and northern Vietnam near the ocean and along streams on limestone rocks and leaf litter in dry evergreen, broad-leafed forests as well as on limestone cliff faces as a medium-sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial and lithophyte often in partial shade at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters with 4 to 6, distichous, elliptic-oblong, dark green with pale green tessalation and spotted purple beneath, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and late summer on a single flowered [occasionally 2 to 3], erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, terminal, pubescent, dark brown inflorescence that is heavily spotted with purple and has an ovate bract carrying the pleasingly fragrant [apples] flower above the leaves.

Synonyms Cordula concolor Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium concolor Lindl. ex bateman 1865; *Cypripedium concolor Bateman. 1865; Cypripedium concolor var. chlorophyllum Rchb.f. 1886; Cypripedium concolor var. longipetalum Rolfe 1896; Cypripedium concolor var. reynieri Rchb.f. 1886; Cypripedium concolor var. sulphurinum Rchb.f. 1888;Cypripedium concolor var. tonkinense God.-Leb. in ?; Cypripedium tankinense Godefroy ?; Cypripedium tonkinense Linden 1886; Paphiopedilum concolor f. dahuaense (Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang) Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2009; Paphiopedilum concolor f. sulphurinum (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss 2001; Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. chlorophyllum (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977; Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. var hennisianum Fowlie 1977; Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. reynieri (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977; Paphiopedilum concolor var. dahuaense Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2000; Paphiopedilum concolor var. chlorophyllum (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum concolor var. immaculatum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2000; Paphiopedilum concolor var. longipetalum (Rolfe) Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum concolor var. reynieri (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum concolor var. sulphurinum (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum concolor var. tonkinense (God.-Leb.) Pfitzer 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cypripedium concolor; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Paphiopedilum concolor var chlorophyllum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Paphiopedilum concolor var longipetalum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Paphiopedilum concolor var regnieri; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Paphiopedilum concolor var sulphurinum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium concolor drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 photo as Cypripedium concoolor; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 101 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970 photo; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide;Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P concolor f album; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; 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; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

Paphiopedilum concolor (Bateman) Pfitzer 1888 var hennisianum Subgen Brachypetalum Haller 1897 Photo courtesy of Tony Walsh

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide;

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