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This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines (Luzon).

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Distribution

Philippines (Luzon: Ifugao, Benguet, Quezon Province); 1200–2000(–2700) m altitude.

General Description

A terrestrial herb. Leaves 3–5, narrowly elliptic, minutely tridentate at acute apex, 9–24 cm long, 2–4.5 cm wide, ciliate on basal margins, mottled pale and dark green above, purplish at base below. Inflorescence 1-flowered; peduncle elongate, 30–45 cm long, purple or green, mottled purple, shortly pubescent; bract elliptic, subacute to acuminate, 2–4.5 cm long, 1.5–1.8 cm wide, green, with purplish mid-vein, pubescent and ciliate. Flower 6–8 cm across; pedicel and ovary 5–8 cm long, green, pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, 3.4–4.7 cm long, 3–3.9 cm wide, white veined green and purple-spotted towards base. Synsepal ovate-elliptic, acute, 4–4.4 cm long, 1.7–2.1 cm wide, white veined green. Petals deflexed-recurved, ligulate, acute, 4.5–6.5 cm long, 1.1–1.8 cm wide, white veined green, purple at apex, heavily spotted with maroon, margin bearing long purple-maroon hairs in basal half and shorter ones towards apex. Lip green, flushed pink with dark green veins, 4–4.5 cm long, 2.1–2.5 cm wide, glandular-pubescent within; side-lobes maroon-spotted. Staminode lunate, 7–9 mm long, 11 mm wide, pale brownish green, veined green, pubescent; apical side-lobes sickle-shaped, acute. 2n = 38.

Native to:

Philippines

Paphiopedilum argus (Rchb.f.) Stein appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
22716.000
Philippines 28148.000
33321.000
37720.000
Philippines 45616.000
Lamb, A., Philippines 45654.000
Lamb, A. [5], Philippines 48012.000
Koopowitz, H. [s.n.], Philippines 57532.000 holotype
Wallis [s.n.], Philippines K000078129

First published in Orchid.-Buch: 453 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum argus. (1892).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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