Paphiopedilum vejvarutianum O.Gruss & Roellke 2003

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Vejvarut's Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 2.7 to 3 [6.8 to 7.5 cm]

Found in southwestern China and Thailand in shady primary forests at elevations around 500 to 750 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, linear, obtuse to rounded, unequally bilobed apically, green above, intensely purple towards the base beneath leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, green, purple spotted, 6.4 to 8 [16 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a narrowly elliptic to elliptic, obtuse, green to yellow green, heavilly dark purple spotted bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide