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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam (Mizoram) to China (W. Yunnan).

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    Distribution

    Myanmar (Shan States only), adjacent Thailand and south-west China (Yunnan); 1200–1600 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb. Leaves oblong-elliptic or linear-oblong, acute and tridenticulate at apex, up to 15 cm long, 2.8 cm wide, green above, spotted purple near base below. Inflorescence 1- flowered; peduncle 8–15 cm long, shortly pubescent, pale green, heavily spotted maroon; bract obovate, very obtuse, 2.9–3.2 cm long, 1.4–2 cm wide, pale green, spotted deep maroon, ciliate. Flower up to 8 cm across; dorsal sepal pink with darker veins or rarely white; petals pale yellow-green with brown, reticulate venation; lip pinkish brown with darker veins; staminode white; pedicel and ovary 2.8–3.9 cm long, with maroon hairs, pale green, spotted dark maroon. Dorsal sepal transversely elliptic to circular, obtuse, 4.4–5.7 cm long, 4.7–6.6 cm wide, sides spreading or reflexed, finely pubescent on outer surface. Synsepal much smaller, elliptic, subacute, 3.8–4 cm long, 2–2.8 cm wide, pale yellow, flecked and veined pale purple, finely pubescent without. Petals spreading, more or less horizontal, slightly incurved, ligulate-spathulate, obtuse, 4–4.4 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, slightly ciliate towards apex. Lip with a wide mouth to sack, 3.8–4.3 cm long, 2.6–2.7 cm wide, very hairy within. Staminode obovate, 9–10 mm long, 10 mm wide, glabrous, with a central raised yellowish boss. 2n = 26.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, China South-Central, Myanmar, Thailand

    Paphiopedilum charlesworthii (Rolfe) Pfitzer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    19497.000
    19500.000
    19501.000
    Myanmar 47745.000
    Burma K000078041 holotype
    Burma K000078042 Unknown type material
    K000078043 Unknown type material
    K000078044 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 40 (1894)

    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.
    • Manilal, K.S. & Kumar, C.S. (eds.) (2004). Orchid Memories A tribute to Gunnar Seidenfaden: 1-265. Mentor Books, Calicut.
    • 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
    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Manilal, K.S. & Kumar, C.S. (eds.) (2004). Orchid Memories A tribute to Gunnar Seidenfaden: 1-265. Mentor Books, Calicut.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Rolfe, R.A. Original description of Paphiopedilum charlesworthii. 19, (1894).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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