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Paphiopedilum primulinum Primrose Yellow Paphiopedilum


Primrose Yellow Paphiopedilum , Paphiopedilum primulinum


Paphiopedilum primulinum M.W. Wood & P. Taylor 1973 SUBGENUS Cochlopetalum [Haller] Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Primrose Yellow Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4.2 cm]

Found on the north side of the island of Sumatra in humus on limestone hills at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing, multi-flowered terrestrial with distichous, oblong-lanceolate, clear green leaves that are tridenticulate apically that blooms on an erect, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, green, pubescent inflorescence that has several flowers that open in succession from the lowest out, occuring through the summer months.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum f. primulinum (M.W.Wood & P.Taylor) Fowlie 1973; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum [Sander] Stein subsp. liemianum forma primulinum Fowlie; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum var. flavum Fowlie 1973; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum var. primulinum (M.W.Wood & P.Taylor) Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum liemianum f. purpurascens (M.W.Wood) K.Karas. & K.Saito 1982; Paphiopedilum liemianum var. primulinum (M.W.Wood & P.Taylor) K.Karas. & K.Saito 1982; Paphiopedilum primulinum f. purpurascens (M.W.Wood) O.Gruss 2002; Paphiopedilum victoria-regina f. purpurascens M.W.Wood 1976; Paphiopedilum victoria regina subsp. primulinum [M. Wood & P. Taylor] M. Wood 1976