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Paphiopedilum adductum  


Paphiopedilum adductum


Paphiopedilum adductum Asher 1983 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougerty

Common Name refers to the strongly adducted staminode

Flower Size 4" + [10 cm+]

A Philippine small sized, warm growing, epiphytic species in leaf litter around elevations of 1250 to 1350 meters with 6, oblong-ligulate to slightly lanceolate, dark green leaves with a hyaline margin that blooms in the early winter on an erect to arching, terminal, to 11 3/4" [29 cm] long, 2 to several flowered, pubescent inflorescence with green veined maroon floral bracts and all the glabrous flowers opening simultaneously.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum adductum var. anitum (Golamco) Koop. 2000; Paphiopedilum anitum Golamco 1998