Paphiopedilum sugiyamanum Cavestro 2001 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Chloroneura Photo by Orchids Wiki Website

Lip Detail Photo by Timothy Choltco

Part shade Warm

Common Name or Meaning Sugiyama's Paphiopedilum [Japanense orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 3.6 to 3.8" [9 to 9.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized [in flower] warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with 3 to 5, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, minutely tridenticulate, minutely serrate margins towards the apex, tessellated dark and light green on the upper surface of the leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, maroon, densely brown pubescent, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a conduplicate, lanceolate, acute, green, sometimes basally brown, white ciliate bract.

Similar to but separated from Paphiopedilum virens by the larger dorsal sepal and the brownish purple petals which are finely spotted over the entire surface,

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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