Paphiopedilum inamorii P.J.Cribb & A.L.Lamb 2011

SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Barbata Photo by S. Chew

Deep shadeCool Fall

Common Name Inamori's Paphiopedilum [Japanese Orchid Enthusiast and Filmmaker current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane mossy forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, spreading, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to subacute, pale green boldly tesselated with darker green leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, cylindrical, purple, densely short, purplish-brown haired, to 10" [25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a cucullate, ovate, acute floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide;