Paphiopedilum thaianum Iamwir. 2006 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897

Plant and Flower

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Thai Paphiopediulum -In Thailand Rongthao nari khao phangnga

Flower Size 1.32" to 1.75" [3.3 to 4.2 cm]

Found in Thailand in the shade of primary forests on steep cliffs and slopes of highly eroded limestone at elevations of 350 to 450 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing lithophyte with 3 to 5, narrowly elliptic to oblong, rounded and minutely tridenticulate apically, mottled very dark and pale green above, heavily mottled purple beneath, ciliate at the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, shortly but densely white pubescent, erect, 2.4 to 6.8" [6 to 17 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, broadly ovate, obtuse, pale green, spotted purple floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #1 2008 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo fide;