1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum concolor (Lindl. ex Bateman) Pfitzer

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

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    Distribution

    South-east Burma, South-west China (Yunnan, Guizhou & Guangxi), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; 90–1000 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb with clustered growths. Leaves 4–6, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and minutely emarginate at apex, up to 14 cm long, 4 cm wide, upper surface tessellated dark and pale green, finely purple-spotted on lower surface. Inflorescence 1- to 2-, (or rarely 3-) flowered; peduncle up to 8 cm long, finely white-pubescent, purple or green, heavily spotted purple; bracts ovate, 1–1.5 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, pubescent, green, spotted purple. Flowers large, pubescent, 5.5–7 cm in diameter, yellow, rarely ivory or white, finely spotted all over with purple; ovary 3–5 cm long, pubescent, dull purple or green, spotted purple. Dorsal sepal broadly obovate, obtuse to emarginate, 2.5–3.7 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide. Synsepal concave, elliptic to ovate, obtuse to retuse, 2.1–3.5 cm long, 2.1–3.1 cm wide. Petals elliptic, rounded at apex, 3.5–4.5 cm long, 2.3–2.7 cm wide. Lip ellipsoidal, very fleshy, with incurved margins, 3–3.8 cm long, 1.3–1.8 cm wide. Staminode shortly trullate to subtriangular, toothed to subacute at apex, minutely ciliate, 10–13 mm long, 10–12 mm wide. 2n = 26.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Paphiopedilum concolor (Lindl. ex Bateman) Pfitzer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    19502.000
    China 49711.000
    China 53917.000
    5795.000
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595617
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595618
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595619
    Kerr, A.F.G. [0739], Thailand K000595620
    Parish, C.S.P. [57], Burma K000796340
    Benson, R. [s.n.], Burma K000078035

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.), Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(6): 84 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Averyanov, L.V. & al. (2016). New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos Turczaninowia 19: 5-58.
    • 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.
    • Schuiteman, A., Bonnet, P., Vannachak, V. & Barthélémy, D. (2009). Thaia saprophytica is not a saprophyte The Orchid Review 117: 02-97.
    • Averyanov, L. (2008). The orchids of Vietnam illustrated survey part 1 Subfamilies Apostasioideae, Cyprioedioideae and Spiranthoideae Turczaninowia 11(1): 5-168.
    • 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

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Bateman, J. Original description of Paphiopedilum concolor. 2(6), (1888).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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