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Papua Paphiopedilum Papua Paphiopedilum

 

Papua Paphiopedilum , Paphiopedilum papuanum

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Paphiopedilum papuanum (Ridl. ex Rendle) L.O. Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Blepharopetalum Photo by Semsey Istvan

Common Name The Papua Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 2.4 to 4.6" [6 to 9 cm]

This small sized, leaf humus epiphytic species is found in Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters with 4 to 6, oblong to oblong-elliptic, tesselated dark and light green, obtuse and tridenticulate apically leaves and blooms in the summer and fall on a single flowered, erect, to 10 3/4" [28 cm] long, reddish , pubescent inflorescence with an ovate, pubescent floral bract and holding the flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms *Cypripedium papuanum Ridl. ex Rendle 1915; Paphiopediulm zieckianum Schoser 1967

 

 

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