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]

A small sized, hot growing lowland terrestrial or lithophytic native of penninsular Thailand at elevations less than 50 feet above sea level on limestone cliffs in leaf litter or moss or tree roots, that has linear-oblong, dark green mottled with pale green leaves with reddish underneath, this plant blooms in the summer till 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 32 No 3 1963 photo as Cypripedium godefroyae; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 1 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo; 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 photo as P ang-thong; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as P ang thong photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 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; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide

Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. album O.Gruss2002 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

A white version of the previous species.

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