1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum bellatulum (Rchb.f.) Stein

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

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    Distribution

    Western Burma, north-west Thailand, and south-west China.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb, usually with clustered growths. Leaves 4–5, oblong-elliptic, rounded and minutely emarginate at apex, usually up to 14 cm long, 5 cm wide, very dark green, mottled with pale green above, heavily purple-spotted below. Inflorescence 1- or rarely 2-flowered, very short, usually arcuate; peduncle 2–4.5 cm long, arcuate, white-pubescent, purple or green, mottled maroon; bract conduplicate, elliptic-ovate, acute to obtuse, 23–27 mm long, 15–25 mm wide, pubescent, pale green, spotted purple. Flower subcampanulate, large for size of plant, about 5.5–8 cm in diameter, white or creamy yellow, usually heavily spotted on all segments with large maroon spots, shortly pubescent on outside; ovary about 3 cm long, green, spotted dull maroon. Dorsal sepal concave, broadly transversely elliptic to broadly ovate, obtuse to retuse, 2.7–4 cm long, 3.3–5.6 cm wide. Synsepal deeply concave, cordate, obtuse to rounded at apex, 2–3.1 cm long, 2.2–3.3 cm broad. Petals somewhat concave, broadly elliptic, rounded at apex, 4.5–6.3 cm long, 2.7–5.3 cm wide. Lip narrowly ovoid to ellipsoidal, 2.5–4.2 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide, all margins strongly incurved. Staminode subquadrate-obcordate, with short apical teeth, 8–11 mm long, 8–9 mm wide. 2n = 26.

    Ecology

    In shade on steep limestone slopes and rocks.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    19490.000
    20346.000
    20347.000
    51546.000
    China 53894.000
    60560.000
    Kerr, A.F.G. [346], Thailand K000595652
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595666
    Menzies, D. [67], Thailand 46321.000
    Luo Yi-bo et al., China 70056.000
    Collins, D.J. [s.n.], Thailand K000595650
    Put, N. [s.n.], Thailand K000595651

    First published in Orchid.-Buch: 456 (1892)

    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.
    • Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.
    • 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
    • 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.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum bellatulum. (1892).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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