Paphiopedilum randsii Fowlie 1969 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Full Shade HotWarm

Common Name Rands' Paphiopedilum [American Orchid Gardener current]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial? with plain green, strap shaped leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 2 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 5 1983 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 4 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;