Paphiopedilum areeanum O.Gruss 2001 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo by H Perner and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Chen Lijun And Flora of China Website

Part shadeFall

Common Name or Meaning The Aree? Cypripedium - In China Gen Jing Dou Lan

Flower Size 3.2" to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan and north Myanamar without locality information as a small to medium sized terrestrial with a stem-like rhizome giving rise to several tufts of leaves at the apex and carrying narrowly oblong, pale green and marked with purple above and uniformly dark green below, usually slightly bilobulate apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a suberect, greenish brown, pubescent, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with greenish, ovate, conduplicate, subglabrous floral bracts.

A natural hybrid between P. barbigerum P. villosum var. annamense

Synonyms Paphiopedilum rhizomatosum S.C.Chen & Z.J.Liu 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;