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Paphiopedilum kolopakingii Kolopaking's Paphiopedilum

 

Kolopaking's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

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Paphiopedilum kolopakingii Fowlie 1984 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum Photos courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

Full shade Hot Spring Summer

Common Name Kolopaking's Paphiopedilum [Javanese Orchid Collector late 1900's]

Flower Size 2 2/5" to 4" [6 to 10 cm]

A large sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid found in the central Kalimantan of Borneo on steep slopes in hill and lower montane forests clustered among rocks over steep river gorges at elevations of 600 to 1100 meters with 8 to 10, strap-shaped, obtuse, clear green leaves that blooms in the spring on a stout, arching, 6 to 14 flowered, 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, densely pubescent, purple, terete inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, purple striped floral bracts. This species holds the distinction of having the most flowers open at once in the genus.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum topperi G.J.Braem & H.Mohr 1988

 

 

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