Paphiopedilum nigritum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1896 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Blepharopetalum Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by The Paph House.


Common Name The Blackish Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Borneo as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with oblong, acute, dark green with lighter marbling above leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Many references put this species as a synonym of P barbatum but I have kept them separate for now.

Synonyms Cordula nigrita Rolfe; 1912; *Cypripedium nigritum Rchb. f. 1882; Paphiopedilum barbatum var. nigritum (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 photo fide;