Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum J.J.Smith 1900 SUBGENUS Paphipedilum SECTION Cochliopetalum Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

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Common Name The Shiny Blue Green Leaf Paphiopedilum

Flower Size 3" or more [8 cm]

Found in central Sumatra and Java in deposits of humus on volcanic mountain slopes at elevations of 200 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, terrestrial species with clear blue-green, dull leaves from with 4 to 6, glaucous, narrowly oblong-elliptic leaves with ciliate basal margins and blooms from the spring through summer on a pubescent, dark green mottled dark purple, to 1 1/2' [40 cm] long, many [to 20] successively opening flowers with never more than 2 open at a time inflorescence carrying elliptic to ovate floral bracts and with flowers that last months.

Hot to warm growing, this species needs to be potted in rock and tree fern in light shade and water all year except for a short dry winter rest.

Synonyms Cordula glaucophylla Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium glaucophyllum Mast. 1903; Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum f. flavoviride Braem 2001; Paphiopedilum moquetteanum f. flavoviride (Braem) Braem & Chiron 2003; Paphiopedilum victoria-regina subsp. glaucophyllum (J.J.Sm.) M.W.Wood 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium glaucophyllum drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #3 1970 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #4 1970 photo fide; drawing/Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 1 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #2 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide;

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