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Paphiopedilum druryi Drury's Paphiopedilum


Drury's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum druryi


Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Thiopetalum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Drury's Paphiopedilum [English Officer In India 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [to 7.5 cm]

This erect, medium sized, cool to warm growing, terrestrial species with 5 to 7, oblong-ligulate, coriaceous, suberect or spreading, rounded at the apex, clear green leaves is found in southern India at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters and is likely extinct in the wild where it was found in open exposed grasslands in rock crevasses, but in cultivation it blooms with a single flower on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, pubescent, purple, terete, inflorescence that is subtended by a green sheath and pale green, pubescent floral bract, and occurs in late spring and summer if given bright indirect light.

Synonyms Cordula drurii [Bedd.] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium druryi Bedd. 1874