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Paphiopedilum appletonianum Appleton's Paphiopedilum


Appleton's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum appletonianum


Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Spathopetalum SUBSECTION Spathopetalum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Common Name Appleton's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] = In China Juan E Dou Lan

Flower Size to about 4" [10 cm]

An medium sized, terrestrial or lithophytic or occasional humus epiphyte herb occuring in silcate soils, leaf mold and on mossy rocks below trees with deep shade in lowland evergreen forests and primary highland cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing orchid with 6 to 8, narrowly elliptic to oblong elliptic, subacute to obtuse at the tridenticulate apex, mottled pale and darker green leaves found in Chins, Southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia that blooms in the winter and spring with 1 or 2 flowers per, erect, terminal, to 8" to 1 1/2' [20 to 50 cm] long, purple-brown, shortly pubescent inflorescence with green lanceolate, acute, ciliate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cordula appletoniana (Gower)Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium appletonianum Gower 1893; Cypripedium bullenianum var appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe 1893; Cypripedium poyntzianum O'Brien 1894; Cypripedium waltersianum Kranzlin 1898; Cypripedium wolterianum Kranzlin 1895; Paphiopedilum angustifolium R.F.Guo & Z.J.Liu 2002; Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. album Asher ex O.Gruss 2000; Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. immaculatum (Braem) Braem 1998 ; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var hainanense [Fowlie] Braeme 1999; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. immaculatum Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var poyntzianum [O'Brien] Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum cerveranum Braem 1999; Paphiopedilum cerveranum forma viride Braem 1999; Paphiopedilum hainanense Fowlie 1987; Paphiopedilum hookerae [Rchb.f ex Hook.f] Stein subsp appletonianum [Gower] M.W.Wood 1977; Paphiopedilum puberulum Lei & Zhang 2002; Paphiopedilum robisonii forma viride Braeme 1998; Paphiopedilum tridentatum Chen Liu & Zhang 2001; Paphiopedilum wolterianum [Kranzlin] Pfitzer 1903