Paphiopedilum hookerae (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS
Paphiopedilum SECTION Spathopetalum SUBSECTION Macronodium Photo
courtesy of © Lourens Grobler
Common Name Hooker's Paphiopedilum [Director Of Kew in England
Flower Size 4" [10 cm]
This small sized, warm to hot growing, lithophytic species is
found in Borneo at the base of weathered sandstone cliffs in deep
leaf litter, at the base of trees or in rock crevasses with constant
water seepage at elvations of 300 to 800 meters with 5 to 6,
tesselated dark and light green above, oblong-elliptic, leaves that
has a single flowered, erect, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, terminal,
purple, white pubescent inflorescence with a lanceolate, pale brown
pubescent floral bract occuring in spring and summer.
Synonyms Cordula hookerae [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium
barbatum var hookerae Regel 1876; *Cypripedium hookerae Rchb. f.