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Paphiopedilum godefroyae Godefroy's Paphiopedilum


Godefroy's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum godefroyae


Paphiopedilum godefroyae [Godefroy Lebeuf]Stein 1895 SUBGENUS Brachypetalum Haller 1897 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Mrs. Godefroy's Paphiopedilum [French Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size about 2 1/2" [5 to 7 cm]

A small sized, lowland terrestrial or lithophytic native of penninsular Thailand at elevations less than 50 feet above sea level on limestone cliffs in leaf litter or moss or tree roots, that has linear-oblong, dark green mottled with pale green leaves with reddish underneath, this plant blooms with an erect, terminal, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, 1 or 2 flowered, pale green to purple, tomentose inflorescence, from summer till spring and can take some full sun.

Synonyms Cordula godefroyae [Godefroye-LeBeuf] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium godefroye Godefroye-LeBeuf 1883; Cypripedium concolor Batem. var. godefroyae [Godefroye-LeBeuf] Hemsley 1891; Paphiopedilum ang-thong Fowlie 1977; Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. album O.Gruss 2002; Paphiopedilum leucochilum Fowlie 1975