1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum wenshanense Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (SE. Yunnan).

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    SE Yunnan.

    General Description

    Plants terrestrial. Leaves 4 or 5, distichous; blade abaxially purple except for green and purple-spotted base, adaxially tessellated with dark and pale green and somewhat mottled with dull whitish, subelliptic, 5-10 × 3.5-4.5 cm, obtuse-rounded and unequally bilobed at apex. Scape suberect, terminating in 1-3 flowers; peduncle green spotted with purple-brown, 2.5-3.5 cm, pubescent; floral bracts ovate-elliptic, duplicate, 1.6-2 × 1.5-2 cm, abaxially hairy on midvein, minutely ciliate; pedicel and ovary 4-4.5 cm, hairy. Flowers whitish or yellow-white, 5-7 cm in diam.; dorsal sepal and petals with brown-red spots 2-2.5 mm in diam., and each with a central longitudinal stripe composed of brown-red spots; synsepal, lip, and staminode with smaller brown-red spots. Dorsal sepal broadly ovate to suborbicular, 2.5-3.5 × 2.5-3.5 cm, obtuse-rounded at apex; synsepal ovate, 2-2.5 × ca. 2 cm. Petals broadly elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 3.5-4 × 2.5-3 cm, adaxially hairy toward base; lip ellipsoid, 3.5-4 × 2-2.5 cm, white puberulent outside, apical margin narrowly incurved. Staminode broadly elliptic, 8-9 × 8-9 mm, with a caudate apex 1.5-2 mm.

    Habitat

    Densely shrubby and grassy slopes in limestone areas.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Paphiopedilum wenshanense Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Bot. Yunnan. 22: 392 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Paphiopedilum bellatulum.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Liu, Z.J. & Zhang, J.Y. Original description of Paphiopedilum wenshanense. 22, (2000).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0