Papiopediulum trungkienii Gruss, Averyanov, Koopowitz, Tuan and Canh 2020 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897

LCDP by Gruss & Averyanov

Part Shade Warm Spring

Common Name Trung Kien's Paphiopedilum [Vietnamese discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm]

Found in northern Vietnam in evergreen broadleaved forests on limestone on steep rocky slopes at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing lithophyte or occasional terrestrial with 2 to 6, distichous, oblong to elliptic, rounded, minutely emarginate apically or with short, unequal roundish lobes, upper surface contrastingly tessellated with dark and pale light green, or dull pale green with dull green with light purple violet tint beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, heavily dull, dirty purple spotted, shortly white pubescent, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, conduplicate, green, spotted purple near the base, white ciliate margin floral bracts and carrying wide open flowers.

Similar to P concolor but the new species has the sepals, petals, and lip speckled with unclear, dull purple-violet blotches, a subquadrate to obovate staminode that is apically truncated with a prominent triangular, acute tooth and is substantially different from that of P concolor and its varieties.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum concolor var trungkienii Gruss, Averyanov, 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 84 #1 2020 photo fide; ;