Paphiopedilum intaniae Cavestro 2000 SUBGENUS Polyantha

Photo by Olaf Gruss


Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Intani Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm]

Found in Sulawesi on limestone cliffs and hills at elevations around 700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with 4 to 7 green, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms on an erect, brown pubescent, 14 to 20" [35 to 50 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Braeme in 2004 suggests that this species could be a hybrid.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Paphiopedilum intaniae Cavestro : a new species from the Island of Sulawesi, Rhône-Alpes Orchidées 25, 2000 : 2-9; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide