Paphiopedilum parishii [Rchb.f] Stein 1894 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mystropetalum

Flower Closeup

Closer Still Photos courtesy of Jerzy Dziedzic and his Orchidarium page .

Full shadeWarm to Cool Winter

Common Name Parish's Paphiopedilum [English Orchid Collector 1800's] - in Thailand Rangthao nari mu'ang kan, Rangthao nari nuat ruesi - In China Piao Dai Dou Lan

Flower Size slightly more than 3" [to more than 7.5 cm]

This is a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic and sometimes terrestrial species most often occuring high up on large trees in association with ferns and bird's nests, has oblong-ligulate, leathery, clear green leaves that is bifid apically and is found in Assam India, Myanamar, Thailand and Yunnan China at elevations of 1250 to 2200 meters where it flowers in the winter with a sub-erect, terminal, pale green, pubescent, to 2' [60 cm] long, multiflowered inflorescence that has ovate, inflated bracts that cover 1/2 to 3/4 of the ovary and requires shade as well as even watering and fertilizer year round. It is a multiforal plant and all the blooms open at the same time.

Synonyms Cordula parishii [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; *Cypripedium parishii Rchb.f 1869; Selenipedium parishii (Rchb. f.) Andre 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Cypripedium parishii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium parishii drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970 photo; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 6 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 2 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 3 1992 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 12 2001 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide