Paphiopedilum hangianum Perner & Gruss 1999 SUBGENUS Parvisepalum SECTION Emersonianum Aver. & Cribb 2002

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Flower closeup

Alba Form

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Common Name Hang's Paphiopedilum [Original Vietnamese exporter of species] - In China Lu Ye Dou Lan

Flower Size 3 1/2" to 4 3/4" [9 to 12 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China and northern Vietnam near their borders in a 20 square mile range at 450 to 750 meters in elevation in broadleafed, evergreen, closed forests on steep, shady, highly eroded limestone cliffs as a rare, medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte with the roots running along horizontal fissures of slatey stratified limestone with a cold dry winter and a wet warm summer with 4 to 7 distichous, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse or subacute, glossy green above, paler green below, sharply keeled beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on a single flowered, erect, 2 1/2 to 4 3/4" [6 to 12 cm] long, bright green, shortly white-pilose, terminal inflorescence with an ovate, obtuse, conduplicate, green, white-pubescent, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying a slightly sweet smelling, large flower.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum hangianum f. album O.Gruss & Petchl. 2002; Paphiopedilum singchii Liu & Zhang 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #1 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #11 2012 photo fide AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 81 #1 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;

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