Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Spathopetalum SUBSECTION Spathopetalum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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Common Name Appleton's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] = In China Juan E Dou Lan - In Thailand Khang kop kho daeng, Rongthao nari khang kop kho daeng

Flower Size to about 4" [10 cm]

An medium sized, terrestrial or lithophytic or occasional humus epiphyte herb occuring in silcate soils, leaf mold and on mossy rocks below trees with deep shade in lowland evergreen forests and primary highland cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing orchid with 6 to 8, narrowly elliptic to oblong elliptic, subacute to obtuse at the tridenticulate apex, mottled pale and darker green leaves found in China, southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia that blooms in the winter and spring with 1 or 2 flowers per, erect, terminal, to 8" to 1 1/2' [20 to 50 cm] long, purple-brown, shortly pubescent inflorescence with green lanceolate, acute, ciliate floral bracts.

Synonyms Cordula appletoniana (Gower)Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium appletonianum Gower 1893; Cypripedium bullenianum var appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe 1893; Cypripedium poyntzianum O'Brien 1894; Cypripedium waltersianum Kranzlin 1898; Cypripedium wolterianum Kranzlin 1895; Paphiopedilum angustifolium R.F.Guo & Z.J.Liu 2002; Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. album Asher ex O.Gruss 2000; Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. immaculatum (Braem) Braem 1998; Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. tridentatum (S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu) Aver. 2006; Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. viride (Braem) O.Gruss & Roelke 2007; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. cerveranum (Braem) O.Gruss & Roellke 2007; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var hainanense [Fowlie] Braeme 1999; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. immaculatum Braem 1988; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var poyntzianum [O'Brien] Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. tridentatum (S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu) S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2009; Paphiopedilum cerveranum Braem 1999; Paphiopedilum cerveranum forma viride Braem 1999; Paphiopedilum hainanense Fowlie 1987; Paphiopedilum hookerae [Rchb.f ex Hook.f] Stein subsp appletonianum [Gower] M.W.Wood 1977; Paphiopedilum puberulum Lei & Zhang 2002; Paphiopedilum robisonii forma viride Braeme 1998; Paphiopedilum tridentatum Chen Liu & Zhang 2001; Paphiopedilum wolterianum [Kranzlin] Pfitzer 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as Cypripedium wolterianum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 as P wolterianum photo fide; *Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 as P hainanensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999 as P appletonianum var hainense; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P appletonium f immaculatum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P cerveranum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo as P cerveranum; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo as P puberulum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. album Asher ex O.Gruss 2000 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

An albino color version of the previous species.

Paphiopedilum appletonianum var aureum Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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