1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum barbatum (Lindl.) Pfitzer

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to N. Sumatera.

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    Distribution

    Peninsular Malaysia including Penang Island and N. Sumatra; 200–1300 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial or lithophytic herb. Leaves 5–8, narrowly oblong-elliptic to elliptic, tridenticulate at acute apex, up to 15 cm long, 3.5–4.1 cm wide, sparsely ciliate at base, mottled pale and darker green above, pale green below. Inflorescence 1- (rarely 2-) flowered, erect, up to 36 cm long; peduncle 20–27 cm long, purple, finely densely purple-pubescent; bract ovate, acute, 2–2.4 cm long, 1.4 cm wide, green, pubescent. Flower 8–9.5 cm across; dorsal sepal white, greenish at base, veined with purple; synsepalum pale yellow-green, veined green and lightly flushed with purple; petals pale green below, purple above with darker veins and dark maroon spots on upper margin and sometimes towards upper margin in basal half; lip rich purple-maroon to pale green heavily flushed deep maroon; staminode pale green, veined with darker green; pedicel and ovary 5–6.7 cm long, pale green, tinged purple on ribs, finely purple-pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, apiculate, 3.9–5 cm long, 4.3–5.5 cm wide, pubescent on outer surface. Synsepal narrowly ovate, acute, 3.2–3.5 cm long, 1.5–1.6 cm wide. Petals deflexed, more or less straight, ligulate, obtuse, 4.9–6 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, ciliate, sparsely pubescent at base. Lip 4.5 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide, warty on incurved side-lobes, apical margin sparsely ciliate. Staminode lunate, 9–10 mm long, 10 mm wide; apical lateral teeth falcate, acute. 2n = 38.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

    Paphiopedilum barbatum (Lindl.) Pfitzer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 4, 1984 Griffith, W. [s.n.], Kalimantan K000363771
    19483.000
    Malaysia 19486.000
    19487.000
    19488.000
    20345.000
    27461.019
    Malaysia 31915.000
    Thailand 45589.000
    45604.000
    Malaysia 54285.000
    Griffith [s.n.], Malaya K000363770
    Alphonso, A.G. [135/67], Malaysia 32080.000
    Cuming [s.n.], Malaysia K000363769
    s.coll. [s.n.] 66844.000

    First published in Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 19: 159 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Leong, P.K.F. (2014). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia - Cypripedioideae Malesian Orchid Journal 13: 113-127.
    • Leong, K.F. (2013). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia - Cypripedioideae Malesian Orchid Journal 12: 117-131.
    • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Leong, K.F. (2013). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia - Cypripedioideae Malesian Orchid Journal 12: 117-131.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Lindley, J. Original description of Paphiopedilum barbatum. 19, (1888).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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