Paphiopedilum urbanianum Fowlie 1981 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION
Barbata SUBSECTION Chloroneura Photos by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid
Common Name Urban's Paphiopedilum [Mrs. Jacinta Urban Tecson -
Philippine Orchid Nurserywoman]
Flower Size 4 1/5" [10.5 cm]
This small sized, terrestrial orchid with mottled green leaves is
found in the Philippines at elevations of 400 to 800 meters in humus
pockets between rocks on the forest floor in deep shade with 4 to 5,
narrowly or oblong-elliptic, tesselated dark and light green above,
basal margins ciliate leaves and blooms on an erect, terminal 10 10"
[25 cm] long, inflorescence with ovate, green veined maroon,
pubescent floral bract carrying a single flower occuring in the
winter and spring.
Synonyms Paphiopedilum urbanianum f. alboviride Braem 1998