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Paphiopedilum acmodontum Pointed Tooth Paphiopedilum

 

Pointed Tooth Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum acmodontum

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Paphiopedilum acmodontum M.W. Wood 1976

SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Chloroneura Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Vintage Orchids

Common Name The Pointed Tooth Paphiopedilum [refers to the teeth-like projections on the lip]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Endemic to the Philippines as a medium-sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial at elevations up to 1000 meters with distichous, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, minutely tridentate apically leaves that are tesselated light and dark green that blooms on an erect, single flowered, to 10" [25 cm] long, sparsely pubescent, green and purple splashed inflorescence with ovate, pubescent floral bracts.

 

 

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