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Paphiopedilum stonei Stone's Paphiopedilum

 

Stone's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum stonei

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Paphiopedilum stonei (Hook. f.) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Stone's Paphiopedilum [English Gardener For Mr. Day 1800's]

Flower Size 8" or less [20 cm or less]

A larger sized, green-leafed, multiflowered, hot growing terrestrial orchid from Sarawak, Borneo on limestone hills and cliffs at sea level to 500 meters in elevation with to 5, strap-shaped, leathery, glossy green leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, dull greenish purple, pubescent, 2'4" [70 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence that has lanceolate bracts that cover 1/2 of the ovary.

Synonyms Cordula stonei [Hook] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium stonei Hook. f. 1862;

 

 

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