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Paphiopedilum glanduliferum Gland-Bearing Paphiopedilum

 

Gland-Bearing Paphiopedilum , Paphiopedilum glanduliferum

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Paphiopedilum glanduliferum (Blume) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Common Name The Gland-Bearing Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 4.4 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm]

This is a medium sized, terrestrial and rarely epiphytic species with 4 to 6, narrowly linear-oblong, somewhat fleshy, rounded and tridenticulte at the apex, clear green, glabrous leaves found in New Guinea from sea level to 1700 meters and is a hot to warm growing, late spring and summer, multifloral bloomer on a finely pubescent, to 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, purple to greenish brown inflorescence with an oval, acute, pale yellow green with purple striped floral bract that is 1/2 to 2/3 of the ovary and carries up to 5 flowers. The species in the photo herein is most probably Paphiopedilum praestans as glanduliferum has a unicolor flower and has not been seen since it was described in 1848. according to Braeme and Baker.

Synonyms Cordula glandulifera (Blume) Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium gardineri Guillemard 1886; *Cypripedium glanduliferum Blume 1848; Cypripedium glanduliferum Veitch 1849; Paphiopedilum gardineri (Guillemard) Pfitzer 1894; Paphiopedilum glanduliferum var. gardineri (Guillemard) Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum glandiferum var gardinieri sensu Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum glanduliferum var. kimballianum (Linden & Rodigas) Fowlie 1991

 

 

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