Paphiopedilum philippinense [Rchb.f]Stein 1892 SUBGENUS Paphiopedilum SECTION Coryopedilum

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Photos by Jay Pfahl.

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Common Name The Philippine Paphiopedilum

Flower Size to almost 9" [to 22.5 cm]

Found in the Philippine and northern Borneo, near the seashore to 500 meters in elevation on limestone outcroppings as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial or epiphyte with long elliptic, clear glossy green leaves with up to 9, coriaceous, ligulate, asymetrically rounded apically, v-shaped, very thick leaves that blooms in the late winter through fall on an sub-erect, pubescent, to 2' [60 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered, brown purple inflorescence.

Synonyms Cordula philippinensis [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium cannartianum hort. ?; Cypripedium laevigatum Bateman 1865; *Cypripedium philippinense Rchb.f 1862; Paphiopedilum laevigatum [Bateman]Pfitz 1888; Paphiopedilum philippinense f. alboflavum O.Gruss 2000; Paphiopedilum philippinense f. album Valmayor & D.Tiu 1984 ; Paphiopedilum philippinense var. compactum O.Gruss, Roellke & Roeth 2008; Paphiopedilum roebelenii f. alboflavum (O.Gruss) Braem & Chiron 2003; Selenipedium laevigatum May 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P philippinense var platytaenium; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P roebblenii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium philippinense drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 3 129 to 192; Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1971 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide;Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 as P laevitegatum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 #8 1981 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Chan, Shim, Lamb & Wood 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P philippinense f alboflavum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 4 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 as P philippinense f album photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #3 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; Orchideen Series C Band 74 Thiv & Worz 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 P philippinense var compactum f aureoviride photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 as P philippinese f alboflavum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 as P philippinense var laevigatum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;

Paphiopedilum philippinense [Rchb.f]Stein 1892 var laevigatum

Photo by Joseph Dougherty.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;

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