Paphiopedilum micranthum Tang & Wang 1951 SUBGENUS Parvisepalum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

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

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

A smaller sized, warm to cool growing, single flowered, terrestrial and lithophytic species 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 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 inflorescence which has lanceolate-narrowly elliptic 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. glanzeanum O.Gruss & Roeth 1994; Paphiopedilum micranthum var. oblatum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999 AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 7 1986 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 8 1987 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 4 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 2 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 7 1994 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo as P micrantha var album; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 12 1997 photo; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 7 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 1 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 photo; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P micranthum f alboflavum; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 1 2002 photo as P micranthum var album; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo as P micranthum var album; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 3 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo as P globulosum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; 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;

Paphiopedilum micranthum f. alboflavum (Braem) Braem 1998 Photo by David Llewelyn, Kooplants

A mostly white form of P micranthum

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