Paphiopedilum supardii Braem & Lob 1985 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Mastigopetalum

Side View Of Flower Photos by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Jack Schendowich

Common Name Supard's Paphiopedilum [Indonesian Orchid Collector current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Borneo in leaf litter in limestone crevices at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with linear, obtuse, glossy green leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, red-purple, pubescent, multiflowered [3 to 7] inflorescence with deeply cuculate, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum "victoria" devogeli Schoser & Van Deed 1978; Paphiopedilum praestans sensu Van Vloten 1933; Paphiopedilum praestans Van Hell 1938; Paphiopedilum "victoria' de Vogel 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ;