Paphiopedilum niveum [Rchb.f] Stein 1895 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

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Common Name The Snow-White Paphiopedilum -In Thailand Rongthao nari dok khao satun

Flower Size 3" [5 to 7 cm]

A small sized, hot growing, dwarf, terrestrial species with 4 to 5, strap-shaped to narrowly elliptic, mottled dark green and gray, purple spotting beneath leaves that is native to Thailand, Myanmar, peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and surrounding islands which is found in limestone rock crevasses near the sea at elevations of 10 to 60 meters in humus filled cracks on limestone cliffs with bright light that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, pubescent, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, single or occasionaly 2 flowered inflorescence.

This species requires moderate shade, high humidity,hot temperatures, and ample water while growing and a dry winter rest.

Synonyms Cordula nivea [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium concolor var. niveum Rchb.f 1883; *Cypripedium niveum Rchb.f 1869; Cypripedium niveum var. album auct. in ?; Paphiopedilum niveum f. album (auct.) O.Gruss 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 as Cypripedium niveum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P niveum var album; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P niveum var reticulatum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium niveum drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 photo as Cypripedium niveum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970 photo; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 6 1973 drawing/photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 4 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P niveum f album; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 1 2002 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 8 2002 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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