Paphiopedilum micranthum Tang & Wang 1951 SUBGENUS Parvisepalum Karasawa & Saito 1982

Photo by Lourens Grobler

3D Flower Photo

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

P micranthum var eberneum

Photo by Holger Perner

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Common Name The Tiny Flowered Paphiopedilum - In China Ying Ye Dou Lan

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in southwestern Guanngxi, southern and southwestern Guizhou and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China on steep limestone cliff faces and peaks of limestone ridges and mountains or rarely epiphyte on mossy stems of old trees near the ground in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a smaller sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial and lithophytic species with 3 to 5, distichous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to subacute, mottled dark and paler green, purple spotted beneath leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 3 3/4" to 10" [9 to 25 cm] long, terminal, green spotted with purple, white villous, single [rarely 2] flowered inflorescence with yellowish green marked with purple or nearly purple brown, ovate, conduplicate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

It blooms through the spring and summer and likes to be kept moist and cooler than others in the Parvisepalum group.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum globulosum Liu& Chien 2002; Paphiopedilum micranthum f. alboflavum (Braem) Braem 1998; Paphiopedilum micranthum f. glanzeanum (O.Gruss & Roeth) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum micranthum subsp. eburneum Fowlie 1993; Paphiopedilum micranthum var. alboflavum Braem 1994; Paphiopedilum micranthum var. eburneum Fowlie ex Perner 2012; Paphiopedilum micranthum var. glanzeanum O.Gruss & Roeth 1994; Paphiopedilum micranthum var. oblatum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 47 # 3 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 7 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 9 1986 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 8 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 4 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 2 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 7 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 as P micrantha var album photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #3 1996 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #3 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 12 1997 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 1 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 7 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 as P micranthum var album photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P micranthum f alboflavum; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 1 2002 as P micranthum var album photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 as P micranthum var album photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 #4 2003 as P micranthum frma alba photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 3 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 as P globulosum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #4 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 as P micranthum var eburneum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #9 2012 photo fide; Orchideen Series C Band 74 Thiv & Worz 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 as P globulosum drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 as P micranthum frma glanzeanum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #7 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 as P micranthum var eburneum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 as P micranthum var eburneum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide

Paphiopedilum micranthum f. alboflavum (Braem) Braem 1998

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard

Another Flower

Photo by David Llewelyn, Kooplants

A mostly white form of P micranthum

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