1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (SW. Guangxi) to Indo-China.

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    China (Hainan Island), Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia; 400–1500 m

    altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb. Leaves 5–8, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, subacute to obtuse at tridenticulate apex, 7–25 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, sparsely ciliate at base, usually obscurely tessellated pale and darker green, ± purple-marked at base on lower side. Inflorescence erect, 1- (rarely 2-) flowered; peduncle 17–48 cm long, purple, shortly pubescent; bract lanceolate, acute, 1.5–2.1 cm long, green, ciliate. Flower 6–10 cm across; sepals whitish green or pale green, longitudinally veined with green; dorsal sepal faintly purple-tinged towards base; petals green below with darker green and brown stripes and maroon-black spots in basal half, purple above; lip ochre to pale purple with darker veins and a yellowish or greenish margin; pedicel and ovary 3–6 cm long, pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, cordate at base, apiculate above, 2.7–4.5 cm long, 2–3.2 cm wide, with recurved basal margins. Synsepal ellipticlanceolate, acuminate, 2–3 cm long, 1.1–1.5 cm wide. Petals spathulate, acute or tridenticulate at apex, 4.4–5.8 cm long, 1.2–1.8 cm wide, half-twisted in apical half, with marginal warts in basal part of upper margin. Lip 3.6–4.6 cm long; front margin obliquely bluntly dentate. Staminode transversely elliptic, tridentate at apex, 7–9 mm long, 8–9 mm wide; lateral teeth falcate, divergent, longer than middle tooth. 2n = 38.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cambodia, China Southeast, Hainan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

    Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    14365.000
    19482.000
    19484.000
    19485.000
    20344.000
    33189.000
    45152.000
    Thailand 45445.000
    Thailand 45496.000
    Thailand 45537.000
    Thailand 45540.000
    Thailand 47920.000
    5794.000
    Wood, M.W. [761031-6], Thailand 47836.000
    s.coll. [s.n.] K000078059 holotype
    s.coll. [s.n.] K000078060 Unknown type material

    First published in Orchid Rev. 4: 364 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.
    • Pedersen, H.Æ., Kurzwell, H., Suddee, S. & Cribb, P.J. (2011). Flora of Thailand 12(1): 1-302. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Averyanov, L. (2008). The orchids of Vietnam illustrated survey part 1 Subfamilies Apostasioideae, Cyprioedioideae and Spiranthoideae Turczaninowia 11(1): 5-168.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Gower, W.H. Original description of Paphiopedilum appletonianum. 4, (1896).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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