Paphiopedilum adductum Asher 1983 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougerty


Common Name refers to the strongly adducted staminode

Flower Size 4" + [10 cm+]

A Philippine small sized, cool growing, epiphytic species in leaf litter around elevations of 1250 to 1350 meters with 6, oblong-ligulate to slightly lanceolate, dark green leaves with a hyaline margin that blooms in the early winter on an erect to arching, terminal, to 11 3/4" [29 cm] long, 2 to several flowered, pubescent inflorescence with green veined maroon floral bracts and all the glabrous flowers opening simultaneously.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum adductum var. anitum (Golamco) Koop. 2000; Paphiopedilum anitum Golamco 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Oasis Vol 1 No 2 2000 photo as P anitum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P anitum; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo as P anitum;