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Paphiopedilum dayanum Day's Paphiopedilum


Day's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum dayanum


Paphiopedilum dayanum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1895

SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Loripetalum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Day's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm]

Found only in northeastern Borneo in leaf litter under bamboo and at the base of trees on steep ridges and on serpentine rock outcroppings at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a hot growing terrestrial where it blooms in the spring on a 12" [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cordula dayana Rolfe 1912; Cordula petri (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium dayanum Rchb. f. 1862; Cypripedium ernestianum L.Castle 1887; Cypripedium peteri Rchb.f. 1887; Cypripedium petri Rchb.f. 1880; Cypripedium spectabile var. dayanum Lindl. 1860; Paphiopedilum dayanum var. petri (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum petri (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer 1894;