Paphiopedilum volonteanum (Sander) Stein 1892 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Spathopetalum

Plants in situ

Seedlings with Humidity and temperature guage in situ Borneo

Photos by Peter Maxwell

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Common Name Volonte's Paphiopedilum [Beligian Orchid Enthusiast and friend of Linden 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm+]

Found only within Sabah in northern Borneo in hill and montane forests on screes in the shade of bushes or in leaf litter along ridge tops at elevations of 600 to 2600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing lithoterrestrial found on serpentine rocks, cliff faces along waterways, in moss or humus filled cracks, in deep leaf litter or on rocks and tree roots in light shade near waterfalls, with a few, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, minutely tridentate, boldly tessellated dark and light green above, purple spotted leaves beneath that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, purple, white pubescent, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate, acute, pubescent, pale brown floral bract.

Synonyms *Cypripedium volonteanum Sander 1890; Cypripedium hookerae var volonteanum [Sander] Rolfe 1890; Paphiopedilum hookerae f. sandowiae (Braem) O.Gruss 1999; Pahiopedilum hookerae var volonteanumn [Sander] Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum volonteanum f. sandowiae Braem 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 5 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 2 1984 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 5 1984 photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as P hookerae var volonteanum photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as P hookereae var volonteanum drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Chan, Shim, Lamb & Wood 1994 as P hookerae var volonteanum; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 as P hookerae var volonteanum photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P volonteanum f sandowii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P hookerae var volonteanum; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 as P hookerae var volunteanum photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as P hookerae var volonteanum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 as P hookeri var volunteanum photo fide;