Paphiopedilum pradhanii Pradhan 1979

Photo by Eric Hunt

Full shade Cool Fall to Winter

Common Name Pradhan's Paphiopedium [Indian Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Sikim at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a natural hybrid between P. fairrieanum P. venustum as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with 5 to 7, lanceolate, light green with tesselations of deep green, spotted purple towards the base leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification & Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 Photo fide; *Indian Orchids Vol 2 Guide to Identification & Culture Pradhan 1979