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Paphiopedilum charlesworthii Charlesworth Paphiopedilum

 

Charlesworth Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum charlesworthii

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Paphiopedilum charlesworthii (Rolfe) Pfitzer 1895 SUGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm to Cool LATE summer and fall

Common Name The Charlesworth Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Nursery] - in China Hang Qi Dou Lan

Flower Size about 3 1/4" [8 cm]

Found in Assam India, Myanamar, Thailand, and southwestern China on isolated peaks at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters in deep shade on western or northwest facing slopes where it is a cool to warm growing epiphyte growing in leaf mold on limestone rock that has linear, clear green leaves with purple spots below near base and blooms in the late summer and fall on a single flowered , pubescent, terminal, erect, to 10" [25 cm] long inflorescence covered with reddish spots and having obovate floral bracts that cover 2/3 of the ovary and a long-lasting flower.

Synonyms Cordula charlesworthii [Rolfe] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium charlesworthii Rolfe 1893; Cypripedium crawshayae O'Brien 1898; Paphiopedilum charlesworthii f. crawshayae (O'Brien) O.Gruss 1999; Paphiopedilum charlesworthii f. sandowiae Braem 1998

 

 

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