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Paphiopedilum javanicum Java Paphiopedilum


Java Paphiopedilum , Paphiopedilum javanicum


Paphiopedilum javanicum (Reinw. ex Blume) Pfitzer 1888

SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Chloroneura Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Java Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm]

Found as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with narrrowly elliptic or elliptic oblong, pale and dark green mottled leaves that is minutely bilobed apically occuring in Java and Borneo in hill and montane forests in fine-grained volcanic rock, boulder strewn slopes and in bouldre crevasses in deep shade at elevations of 750 to 1900 meters where it blooms on a mottled pale green and crimcon, erect, single flowered [rarely 2], to 12" [to 30 cm] long inflorescence with an elliptic, pale green spotted purple floral bract that has ciliate margins and midvein that occurs in the summer and fall. Any open mix will do in a pot if given warm to hot temperatures, high humidity and moderate shade. Likes to be cramped in it's pot, so keep the pot small.

Synonyms Cordula javanica Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium javanicum Reinw. ex Blume 1823; Paphiopedilum javanicum f. nymphenburgianum (Roeth & O.Gruss) P.J.Cribb 1998; Paphiopedilum javanicum var. nymphenburgianum Roeth & O.Gruss 1997