Paphiopedilum victoria-mariae (Rolfe) Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS
Paphiopedilum SECTION Cochlopetalum Haller ex Pfitz Photo courtesy
of Tony Walsh
Common Name The Virgin Mary Paphiopedilum
Flower Size 3 1/2" [8 to 9cm]
Found on the island of Sumatra in ravines on sheer, almost
vertical faces at elevations around 1900 meters as a medium sized,
warm to cool growing terrestrial with oblong-ligulate, green mottled
darker, flushed purple and ciliate near the base leaves, that blooms
in the spring on a 40" [100 cm] long, successive opening with 2 to 3
open at a time, many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-oblong,
ciliate floral bracts.
Synonyms Cordula victoria-mariae Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium
victoria-mariae Rolfe 1896; Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum f.
victoria-mariae (Sander ex Mast.) Rolfe 1893