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Paphiopedilum wentworthianum Wentworth's Paphiopedilum

 

Wentworth's Paphiopedilum , Paphiopedilum wentworthianum

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Paphiopedilum wentworthianum Schoser & Fowlie 1968 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Blepharopetalum Pfitzer 1903 Photo by Lourens Grobler All rights reserved

Common Name Wentworth's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

A medium sized, herbaceous humus epiphyte found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Guadacanal and Bougainville at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters with 5, narrowly oblong to elliptic-oblong, tessallated dark and light green, shortly pubescent leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 14" [35 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic-ovate floral bract arising in the late winter and early spring.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum denisii Schoser 1971

 

 

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