Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1888 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Barbata

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Alba form

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Common Name Lawrence's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

Found in Borneo and is on limestone rocks and in leaf litter at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a small sized, terrestrial or lithophytic, hot growing species with terete, brown pubescent roots giving rise to 5 to 6, in a fan, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, obtuse to subacute, minutely tridentate apically, pale green to yellow green, strongly tessellated with dark green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 15 to 18" [37.5 to 45 cm] long, 1 to occasional 2 flowered, shortly pubescent, maroon inflorescence that has a small, ovate, green veined maroon floral bract that is 1/4 the length of the ovary.

Synonyms Cordula lawrenceana Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium hyeanum L.Linden & Rodigas 1886; *Cypripedium lawrenceanum Rchb. f. 1878; Cypripedium lawrenceanum var. hyeanum L.Linden & Rodigas in ? ; Paphiopedilum barbatum subsp. lawrenceanum (Rchb.f.) M.W.Wood 1976; Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum f. hyeanum (L.Linden & Rodigas) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum var. hyeanum (L.Linden & Rodigas) Braem 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P lawrencianum var coloratum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P lawrencianum var expansum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P lawrencianum var hyeanum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P lawrencianum var pleioleucum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P lawrencianum var stenosemum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium lawrenceaum drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #1 1997 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P lawrencianum f hyeanum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide