Paphiopedilum primulinum M.W. Wood & P. Taylor 1973 SUBGENUS Cochlopetalum [Haller] Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Primrose Yellow Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4.2 cm]

Found on the north side of the island of Sumatra in humus on limestone hills at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, multi-flowered terrestrial with distichous, oblong-lanceolate, clear green leaves that are tridenticulate apically that blooms on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, green, pubescent inflorescence that has several flowers that open in succession from the lowest out, occuring through the summer months.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum f. primulinum (M.W.Wood & P.Taylor) Fowlie 1973; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum [Sander] Stein subsp. liemianum forma primulinum Fowlie; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum var. flavum Fowlie 1973; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum var. primulinum (M.W.Wood & P.Taylor) Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum liemianum f. purpurascens (M.W.Wood) K.Karas. & K.Saito 1982; Paphiopedilum liemianum var. primulinum (M.W.Wood & P.Taylor) K.Karas. & K.Saito 1982; Paphiopedilum primulinum f. purpurascens (M.W.Wood) O.Gruss 2002; Paphiopedilum victoria-regina f. purpurascens M.W.Wood 1976; Paphiopedilum victoria regina subsp. primulinum [M. Wood & P. Taylor] M. Wood 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 1 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 1 Braem 1998; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 2 Braem 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004 photo;

Paphiopedilum primulinum var. purpureascens (M.W. Wood) P.J. Cribb 1974 SUBGENUS Cochlopetalum [Haller] Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeWarm to Hot Summer