Paphiopedilum wentworthianum Schoser & Fowlie 1968 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Blepharopetalum Pfitzer 1903 Photo by Lourens Grobler All rights reserved


Common Name Wentworth's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

A medium sized, warm to cool growing humus epiphyte found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Guadacanal and Bougainville at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters with 5, narrowly oblong to elliptic-oblong, tessellated dark and light green, shortly pubescent leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, to 14" [35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic-ovate floral bract.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum denisii Schoser 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 1 1982 photo; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ;