Paphiopedilum concolor (Bateman) Pfitzer 1888 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum
Haller 1897 Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website
Fragrance Part shade Warm to Hot Spring and LATE Summer
Common Name The One Colored Paphiopedilum - In China Tong Se Dou
Flower Size to about 3" [7 cm]
This mottled leaf species can be found in Myanamar, Thailand,
Laos, Cambodia, SW China, and Northern Vietnam near the ocean and
along streams on limestone rocks and leaf litter in dry evergreen,
broad-leafed forests as well as on limestone cliff faces as a
medium-sized, hot growing terrestrial and lithophyte often in
partial shade at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters with 4 to 6,
distichous, elliptic-oblong, dark green with pale green tessalation
and spotted purple beneath, unequally bilobed apically leaves that
blooms in the spring and late summer on a single flowered
[occasionally 2 to 3], erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, terminal,
pubescent, dark brown inflorescence that is heavily spotted with
purple and has an ovate bract and holds the pleasingly fragrant
[apples] flower above the leaves.
Synonyms Cordula concolor Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium concolor Lindl.
ex bateman 1865; *Cypripedium concolor Bateman. 1865; Cypripedium
concolor var. chlorophyllum Rchb.f. 1886; Cypripedium concolor var.
reynieri Rchb.f. 1886; Cypripedium concolor var. sulphurinum Rchb.f.
1888;Cypripedium concolor var. tonkinense God.-Leb. in ?;
Cypripedium tankinense Godefroy ?; Cypripedium tonkinense Linden
1886; Paphiopedilum concolor f. sulphurinum (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss 2001;
Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. chlorophyllum (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977;
Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. var hennisianum Fowlie 1977;
Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. reynieri (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977;
Paphiopedilum concolor var. dahuaense Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2000;
Paphiopedilum concolor var. immaculatum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2000