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Paphiopedilum haynaldianu Haynald's Paphiopedilum


Haynald's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum haynaldianum


Paphiopedilum haynaldianum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Polyantha [Pfitzer] Brieger 1971 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name Haynald's Paphiopedilum [Hungarian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size to 6" [to 15 cm]

This is a large, warm to hot growing, Philippine terrestrial, lithophytic and rarely epiphytic species with 6, ligulate or narrowly elliptic, clear dull green leaves found on limestone hills and serpentine cliffs from sealevel to 1500 meters and is a late winter till spring multifloral bloomer on an erect, pubescent, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, successively opening, several [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate floral bracts and held well above the green leaves.

Synonyms Cordula haynaldiana [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium haynaldianum Rchb. f. 1874; Paphiopedilum haynaldianum f. album Asher ex O.Gruss & Roeth 2000