Paphiopedilum leucochilum [Rolfe]Fowlie 1975 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897 Photo by Bill Garris

Another Color Form Photo by Marc Flandre

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Common Name The White Lipped Paphiopedium [In Thailand Rongthao nan luang phang-nga]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.5 to 7 cm]

Found in the southern islands off Thailand and differs from Paphiopedilum godefroyae in the larger plant and flower as well as the pure white labellum and differing staminode. This orchid blooms in the spring on short to 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying long-lasting flowers

Synonyms Cypripedilum godefroyae var lecochilum Rolfe 1894; Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. leucochilum (Rolfe) Braem & Chiron 2003; Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. ang-thong (Fowlie) Braem 1988; Pahiopedilum godefroyae var leucochilum [Masters] Hallier 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 as P leucochilum photo fide; Orchid Digest 51 Vol 4 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 11 1994 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 3 1991 photo; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 1 2002 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011

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