Paphiopedilum godefroyae [Godefroy Lebeuf]Stein 1892 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897

Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Mrs. Godefroy's Paphiopedilum [French Orchid Enthusiast] - In Thailand Rongthao nari lueang trang, Rongthaonari lueang phangnga, Ueang fa hoi

Flower Size about 2 1/2" [5 to 7 cm]

Found penninsular Thailand on limestone cliffs in leaf litter or moss or tree roots at elevations less than 50 feet above sea level, as a small sized, hot growing lowland terrestrial or lithophyte with linear-oblong, dark green mottled with pale green above, reddish beneath leaves that blooms in the summer through spring on an erect, terminal, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, 1 or 2 flowered, pale green to purple, tomentose inflorescence and can take some full sun.

Synonyms Cordula godefroyae [Godefroye-LeBeuf] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium godefroye Godefroye-LeBeuf 1883; Cypripedium concolor Batem. var. godefroyae [Godefroye-LeBeuf] Hemsley 1891; Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. album O.Gruss 2002;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 11 1962 as Cypripedium godefroyae photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 as Cypripedium godefroyae photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971; Botanisk Tidsserift 67: 76-127 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand IV Seidenfaden 1972 drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 as P ang-thong photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 1 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 as P x ang-thong; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 5 1981 as P ang-thong photo fide; Orchid Digest 51 Vol 4 1987 as P ang-thong photo fide; Orchid Digest 51 Vol 4 1987 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as P ang thong photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 6 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #4 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 # 12 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #7 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide;

Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. album O.Gruss2002 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897

Photo by Eric Hunt

A white version of the previous species. AOS Bulletin Vol 66 # 12 1997 as P ang-thong var album photo fide;

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