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Paphiopedilum victoria-regina Queen Victoria Paphiopedilum

 

Queen Victoria Paphiopedilum , Paphiopedilum victoria-regina

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Paphiopedilum victoria-regina (Sander) M.W. Wood 1976 SUBGENUS Cochlopetalum [Haller] Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Queen Victoria Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

This medium sized, Sumatran terrestrial or lithophytic species is found on cliffsa at elevations of 800 to 1600 meters with large, oblong, faintly mottled leaves that are minutely bilobed apically that blooms on an erect to arching, terminal, 24" [60 cm] long, dark brown inflorescence with a flexuous rachis that has ovate, ciliate floral bracts and many flowers in succession, only allowing, at most two flowers to be open at a time, occuring in the spring.

Synonyms *Cypripedium victoriaregina Sander ? ; Paphiopedilum kalinae Braem 1995; Paphiopedilum victoria-regina var. kalinae (Braem) Koop. 1995

 

 

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