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

Flower Closeup

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

Full shadeCool to Cold 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 cold 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, bifid apically leaves, that is found in Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China at elevations of 1250 to 2200 meters that 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

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