Paphiopedilum urbanianum Fowlie 1981 SUBGENUS Sigmatopetalum SECTION Barbata SUBSECTION Chloroneura Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

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Common Name Urban's Paphiopedilum [Mrs. Jacinta Urban Tecson - Philippine Orchid Nurserywoman]

Flower Size 4 1/5" [10.5 cm]

This small sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid with mottled green leaves is found in the Philippines at elevations of 400 to 800 meters in humus pockets between rocks on the forest floor in deep shade with 4 to 5, narrowly or oblong-elliptic, tesselated dark and light green above, basal margins ciliate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, 10" [25 cm] long single flowered inflorescence with ovate, green veined maroon, pubescent floral bract.

Synonyms Paphiopedilum urbanianum f. alboviride Braem 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; *Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 3 1995 photo fide;Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo as P urbanianum f alboviride; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 4 2001 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 4 2001 photo as p urbanianum f alboviride; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 drawing; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;