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Paphiopedilum acmodontum Pointed Tooth Paphiopedilum


Pointed Tooth Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum acmodontum


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.