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Paphiopedilum henryanum Henry's Paphiopedilum


Henry's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum henryanum


Paphiopedilum henryanum Braem 1987 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name Henry's Paphiopedilum [Irish Plant Collector in China] - In China Heng Li Dou Lan

Flower Size 1 3/5" to 2 1/2" [4 to 6 cm]

A recently discovered species [1987] that occurs around the China and northern Vietnamese borders at 610 to 1400 meters in elevation as a rare, smaller sized, lithophyte in semi-deciduous, broadleafed, mixed and coniferous, mossy, open forests on steep highly eroded limestone cliffs with 3 to 6 distichous, lanceolate or linear-ligulate, obtuse, unequally bilobulbate or minutely tridenticulate apically, glossy dark green above, paler green below leaves that is sharply keeled beneath that blooms on a single flowered, erect, 4 3/4 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, green to purple brown pubescent, terminal inflorescence occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum chaoi Hua 1999; Paphiopedilum dollii Luckel 1987; Paphiopedilum henryanum f. album O.Gruss 2002; Paphiopedilum henryanum f. christae (Braem) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999; Paphiopedilum henryanum var. christae Braem 1991