Paphiopedilum boxalli (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1888 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Paphiopedilum Karasawa & Saito 1982 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.


Common Name Boxall's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Collector 1800's] - In China Bao Shi Dou Lan

Found in Myanmar at elevations of 1070 to 1220 meters high up on limestone cliffs close to water seepage with the roots most often in mosses as a cool growing terrestrial. This species blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, single flowered inflorescence. Said to be a synonym of P villosum but differs in having the dorsal sepal heavily spotted with purple as well as on the petals.

Synonyms Cordula boxallii [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium boxallii Rchb. f. 1877; Cypripedium boxallii var atratum Masters 1887; Cypripedium villosum var boxallii [Rchb.f] Veitch 1889; Cypripedium dilectum Rchb.f 1888; Paphiopedilum dilectum [Rchb.f] Pfitzer 1903; Paphiopedilum villosum var boxallii [Rchb.f] Pfitz

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium boxallii var atratum drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 no 6 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 as P villosum var boxalii photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 & 2 Braem 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P villosum var boxalii; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as P villosum var boxalii; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as P villosum var boxalii drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as P villosum var boxallii photos fide;