Paphiopedilum tigrinum Koop. & N. Hasegawa 1990SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Tiger Striped Paphiopedilum - In China Hu Ban Dou Lan

Flower Size 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm]

Found in extreme western Yunnan Province of China in damp and slightly shady locations on shrubby or thinly wooded slopes on trees at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 5, distichous, abaxially pale green, carinate, adaxially gree to sometimes very obscurely tesselated with deep and light green, linear-ligulate, , leathery, rounded and tridenticulate apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to suberect, shortly pilose, peduncle green, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, rachis densely purple pubescent, single flowered inflorescence with a green spotted or flushed with purple towards the base and the apex, elliptic-oblong, purple pubescence towards the abaxial base floral bract.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum markianum Fowlie 1990; Paphiopedilum tigrinum f. huberae Koop. 2002; Paphiopedilum tigrinum f. smaragdinum (Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen) O.Gruss 2005; Paphiopedilum tigrinum var. smaragdinum (Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen) Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as P markianum drawing/photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 1 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 as P markianum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo coleection sheet; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #4 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #8 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #2 2018 Photo fide

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