Paphiopedilum papuanum (Ridl. ex Rendle) L.O. Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Blepharopetalum Photo by Semsey Istvan

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Common Name The Papua Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 2.4 to 4.6" [6 to 9 cm]

This small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species is found in Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters with 4 to 6, oblong to oblong-elliptic, tesselated dark and light green, obtuse and tridenticulate apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a single flowered, erect, to 10 3/4" [28 cm] long, reddish pubescent inflorescence with an ovate, pubescent floral bract and holding the flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms *Cypripedium papuanum Ridl. ex Rendle 1915; Paphiopediulm zieckianum Schoser 1967

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 as P zieckianum Photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 photo as P zieckianum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea Vol 5 Schuiteman & D de Vogel 2008

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