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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Malesia.

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi; 250–1600 m altitude.

    General Description

    An epiphytic or rarely lithophytic herb. Leaves 4–6, linear-ligulate, unequally roundly bilobed at apex, 22–40 cm long, 2.8–6 cm wide, mid-green. Inflorescence erect-arcuate, 3–7- flowered; peduncle green, mottled purple, shortly pubescent, up to 70 cm long; bracts elliptic, obtuse, 2–4.5 cm long, 2.2 cm wide, yellow, marked with purple, pubescent. Flowers 9–16.5 cm across; pedicel and ovary 4.5–7 cm long, greenish, pubescent, long rostrate. Dorsal sepal elliptic-ovate, obtuse, 3–5.5 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide, undulate and ciliate on margins, pale green, mottled dull purple in basal half, with recurved basal margins. Synsepal elliptic, obtuse, 2.2–4.8 cm long, 2–2.8 cm wide, 2-keeled on outer surface, pale green. Petals often once-twisted in middle, spathulate, subacute to obtuse, 5–9.3 cm long, 1.5–3.1 cm wide, ciliate, pale yellow with a purple apical third and maroon-spotted in basal two-thirds. Lip 3.5–6 cm long, 2.1–3.1 cm wide, dull ochre-brown. Staminode obovate, apically threetoothed with a long erect hook at the base, 10 mm long, 7 mm wide, pale ochre to brownish green. 2n = 26.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Sulawesi, Sumatera

    Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindl.) Stein appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1998 Yong, R. [136], Sarawak K000718322
    19521.000
    22232.000
    44037.000
    Collenette, S. [3093], Malaysia 45192.000
    Collenette, S. [3], Malaysia 39433.000
    Liem Khe Wie, Indonesia 28651.000
    Healey, Borneo 29047.224
    Collenette, S. 29047.611
    de Vogel, E. [9032], Borneo 57596.000
    Yii Puan Ching [1364], Malaysia 55761.000 Unknown type material
    Low, H. [s.n.] K000796339
    Kenrich, M [s.n.], Borneo K000363756
    [Low] [s.n.], Sarawak K000363757

    First published in Orchid.-Buch: 476 (1892)

    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

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Lindley, J. Original description of Paphiopedilum lowii. (1892).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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