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Paphiopedilum hookerae Hooker's Paphiopedilum


Hooker's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum hookerae


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 1800's]

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. 1863;