Paphiopedilum moquetteanum (J.J. Sm.) Fowlie 1980 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Cochlopetalum Haller ex Pfitz Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Howard Gunn

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Common Name Moquette's Paphiopedilum [Javanese Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Often cited as Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum var. moquetteanum J.J. Sm., this orchid has currently attained species status. It is found in southwestern Java at elevations around 300 meters on steep cliff faces as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial/lithophyte with 4 to 6, glaucous, narrowly oblong-elliptic, ciliate basal margined leaves that blooms from the spring through summer on a pubescent, dark green mottled dark purple, to 1 1/2' [40 cm] long, inflorescence carrying elliptic to ovate floral bracts carrying many [up to 20] successively opening flowers with never more than 2 open at a time and occurs over months.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum var. moquetteanum J.J. Sm. 1906; Paphiopedilum victoria-regina var. moquetteanum (J.J.Sm.) M.W.Wood 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 1 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo as P glaucophyllum var moquetianum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P glaucophyllum var moquettianum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P glaucophyllum var moquetianum f flavoviride

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