Paphiopedilum bullenianum [Rchb.f] Pfitzer 1894 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Spathopetalum SUBSECTION Spathopetalum Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Chaotic Exotics

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Common Name Bullen's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 3 to 3 1/2" [7.5 to 8.25 cm]

A humus growing epiphyte found in Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi and pennisular Malaysia at elevations of sea level to 1850 meters and is a medium sized, warm to hot growing, terrestrial species of steep slopes and on wet moss covered rocks in the light shade of low mangrove forests with elliptic to narrowly elliptic, indistinct mottled darker green on bluish green leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, generally single flowered, purple pubescent with purple spotted scape and a ciliate bract holding the flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms Cordula amablis [Haller f.] Merril 1921; Cordula bulleniana [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium bullenianum Rchb.f 1865; Cypripedium hookerae var amabile [Haller f.] Kranzlin 1897; Cypripedium hookerae var bullenianum Veitch 1889; Cypripedium robinsonii Ridley 1915; Paphiopedium amabile Hallier f. 1895; Paphiopedilum bullenianum var celebensis [Fowlie & Birk] Cribb 1987; Paphiopedilum bullenianum var. johorense (Fowlie & Yap) Braem, C.O.Baker & M.L.Baker 1999 ; Paphiopedilum celebesensis Fowlie & Birk 1980; Paphiopedilum ceramensis Birk 1983; Paphiopedilum hookerae var bullenianum [Rchb.f] Kerchove 1894; Paphiopedilum johorensis Fowlie & Yap 1972 ; Paphiopedilum linii Schoser 1966; Paphiopedilum robinsonii [Ridley] Ridley 1924; Paphiopedilum tortipetalum Fowlie 1985; Paphiopedilum tortisepalum Cribb 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P amabile; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as P robinsoni; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P amibile; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970 as P robinsonii; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 2 1972 as P johorensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 2 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 2 1972 as P liniiphoto fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 as P johorensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 as P amabile photo; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 1 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 1 1978 as P celebense; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 1 1978 as P johorensis; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 1 1978 as P amabile photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 1 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 no 1 1978 as P linii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 as P celebenense photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 no 1 1980 as P linii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 as P amabile photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 as P celebenense photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 as P johorensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 as P robinsonii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 as P amabile photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 as P linii photo fide; Orchid digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo as P linii; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide as P amabile; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide as P celebensis; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 4 1985 as P tortipetalum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 4 1985 as P johorensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 as P johorensis photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 1 1988 photo as P amabile; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 as P bullenianum var celebensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 as P robinsonii photo fide; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 1 Braem 1998; The Genus Paphiopedilum vol 2 Braem 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as P bullenianum var celebesense; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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