Paphiopedilum rothschildianum (Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1895 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum Photo courtesy of Peter Maxwell

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Arthur Keown

Side View of Flower

Staminode detail with syphid Fly Eggs

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name Rothschild's Paphiopedilum [Orchid Grower Banking Family 1800's]

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

A medium to large sized, clear leafed, multiflowered, hot to warm growing terrestrial, sometimes lithophytic species that is found in northern Borneo on steep slopes and cliff faces with peaty deitrius and moss in or near seapages at altitudes of 500 to 1800 meters with very narrowly elliptic or ligulate, suberect leaves blooming in the spring and summer with an erect, terminal, reddish, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, pubescent inflorescence with ovate-elliptic floral bracts and carrying 2 to 4, large to very large flowers.

They are normally found above running water and thrive in high light as well as shady conditions under low trees or bushes.

Synonyms Cordula rothschildiana [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912; Cypripedium elliottianum O'Brien 1888; Cypripedium neo-guineense Linden 1888; Cypripedium nicholsonianum Hort; *Cypripedium rothschildianum Rchb. f. 1888; Paphiopedilum elliottianum (O'Brien) Stein 1892; Paphiopedilum rothschildianum var. elliottianum (O'Brien) Pfitzer 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P rothschilianum var elliotianum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P rothschilianum var platytaenium; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Cypripedium rothchildianum drawing good; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 photo as P elliotianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 11 1970 photo as P elliotianum; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 1 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 as P elliotianum photo ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide as P elliotianum; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 5 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 8 1981 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo as P elliotianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 9 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 photo as P elliotianum; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 5 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 as P elliotianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as P elliotianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 NO 6 1986 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 photo; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Chan, Shim, Lamb & Wood 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 4 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 1 1998 photo; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 6 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 9 1999 photo; The Genus Paphiopedilum Vol 1 -2 Braem 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 1 2000 photo ; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 10 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo ; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 6 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 10 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 12 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 3 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 77 No 1 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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