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Paphiopedilum hangianum Hang's Paphiopedilum


Hang's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum hangianum


Paphiopedilum hangianum Perner & Gruss 1999 SUBGENUS Parvisepalum SECTION Emersonianum Aver. & Cribb 2002 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name Hang's Paphiopedilum [Original Vietnamese exporter of species] - In China Lu Ye Dou Lan

Flower Size 3 1/2" to 4 3/4" [9 to 12 cm]

A recently discovered species [1999] that occurs around the China and northern Vietnamese borders in a 20 square mile range at 450 to 750 meters in elevation as a rare, medium sized, lithophyte in broadleafed, evergreen, closed forests on steep, shady, highly eroded limestone cliffs with the roots running along horizontal fissures of slatey stratified limestone with a cold dry winter and a wet warm summer with 4 to 7 distichous, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse or subacute, glossy green above, paler green below leaves that are sharply keeled beneath that blooms on a single flowered, erect, 2 1/2 to 4 3/4" [6 to 12 cm] long, bright green, shortly white-pilose, terminal inflorescence with an ovate, obtuse, conduplicate, green, white-pubescent bract with a slightly sweet smelling, large flower occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum hangianum f. album O.Gruss & Petchl. 2002; Paphiopedilum singchii Liu & Zhang 2000