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Paphiopedilum tranlienianum Tran's Paphiopedilum


Tran's Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum tranlienianum


Paphiopedilum tranlienianum O.Gruss & H.Perner 1998 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name Tran's Paphiopedilum [Vietnamese Expoter of Species - current] - In China Tian Hua Dou Lan

Flower Size 2 1/5" to 2 2/5" [5.5 to 6 cm]

A small sized, warm to cold growing lithophyte found only in Northern Vietnam in primary, broad leaf, evergreen forests on highly eroded, limestone cliffs and mountains in narrow crevasses at elevations of 40 to 750 meters in an area with partial shade, a cool dry winter and a wet warm summer with 3 to 6 distichous, clear green, linear-ligulate leaves that are obtuse, unequally bilobulate, or minutely tridentate apically and sharply keeled beneath and blooms in the fall in nature on a suberect to arcuate, 4" to 6 3/4" [10 to 18 cm] long, bright green, pubescent, single flowered inflorescence with a conduplicate, ovate, acute or obtuse, green spotted maroon, pubescent floral bract.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum caobanggense Tich 1999