Paphiopedilum liemianum (Fowlie) Karas. & Saito 1982 SUBGENUS Cochlopetalum [Haller] Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo Olivier Saingre

Side View of Flower Photo by Timothy Choltco

Full shade WarmLATERWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name Liem's Paphiopedilum [Chinese Orchid Collector in Indonesia]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found only in northern Sumatra at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte on vertical limestone cliffs and on the ground in humus around them with several growths together each stem carrying dark green above and red speckled beneath, ciliate margins, narrowly oblong, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, dark brown, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying an elliptic, obtuse, ciliate, green spotted crimson floral bract with .8 to 1.2" between each flower

Synonyms *Cypripedium chamberlainianum var liemanii Fowlie; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum subsp. liemianum Fowlie 1971 ; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum var. liemianum (Fowlie) Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum victoria-regina subsp. liemianum (Fowlie) M.W.Wood 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 as P chamberlainianum var liemianum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 5 1978 as P chamberlianum var liemiana photo plant only; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 as P chamberlianum var liemiana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 no 6 1980 photo as P chamberlainianum var liemiana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 1 Braem 1998 Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide