Paphiopedilum papilio-laoticus Schuit., Luang Aphay & Iio 2018 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 TYPE Photo by Sulivong Luang Aphay and Orchideen J. 6(4): 3 2018

Part Shade

Common Name The Laotian Butterfly Wing Paphiopedilum [refers to the large dorsal sepal]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in Laos without locality and habitat information as a small sized lithophyte with 4 to 5, pendent, mid green, lighter green beneath, linear, obtuse apically, shortly decurved apiculate, with the sheathing part very finely and densely spotted with purple, becoming almost solid purple towards the base leaves that blooms on a patent, very short purple pubescent, 8.8 to 12.8" [22 to 32 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with light green, ligulate, glabrous, longer than the ovary floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * OrchideenJ. 6(4): 3 Schuit., Luang Aphay & Iio 2018 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide;