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Paphiopedilum parishii Parish's Paphiopedilum


Parish's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum parishii


Paphiopedilum parishii [Rchb.f] Stein 1894 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mystropetalum

Full shade Warm to Cool Winter

Common Name Parish's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Collector 1800's] - in Thailand Rawngthao nari mu'ang kan - In China Piao Dai Dou Lan

Flower Size slightly more than 3" [to more than 7.5 cm]

This is a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic and sometimes terrestrial species most often occuring high up on large trees in association with ferns and bird's nests, has oblong-ligulate, leathery, clear green leaves that is bifid apically and is found in Assam India, Myanamar, Thailand and Yunnan China at elevations of 1250 to 2200 meters where it flowers in the winter with a sub-erect, terminal, pale green, pubescent, to 2' [60 cm] long, multiflowered inflorescence that has ovate, inflated bracts that cover 1/2 to 3/4 of the ovary and requires shade as well as even watering and fertilizer year round. It is a multiforal plant and all the blooms open at the same time.

Synonyms Cordula parishii [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium parishii Rchb.f 1869; Selenipedium parishii (Rchb. f.) Andre 1875