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Paphiopedilum dianthum Double Flowered Paphiopedilum

 

Double Flowered Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum dianthum

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Paphiopedilum dianthum Tang & Wang 1940 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mystropetalum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Double Flowered Paphiopedilum - In China Chang Ban Dou Lan

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in SW China and northern Vietnam in primary, open semi-deciduous broadleafed evergreen, mossy, wet forests on highly eroded crystalline limestone cliffs in dappled shade at elevations of 500 to 1450 meters as a lithophyte or rarely as a humus epiphyte beneath mossy trees with a wet spring and summer and a distinct lessening in the winter months with coriaceous, ligulate, obliquely obtuse apically leaves that are dark green above and paler beneath and blooms in the fall on an erect to arching pendant, green, inflorescence with several [1 to 5] simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum dianthum f. album O.Gruss 2003; Paphiopedilum parishii var dianthum [Tang & Wang] Karasawa & Saito 1982

 

 

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