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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to N. Peninsula Malaysia, Borneo (Tambelan Islands).

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    Distribution

    Northern Malaysia and southern Thailand; sea-level to 200 m altitude.

    General Description

    Terrestrial herb, often with clustered growths. Leaves 4–6, strap-shaped to narrowly elliptic, rounded and minutely emarginate at apex, 8–19 cm long, 2.4–3.6 cm wide, mottled very dark and pale green above, heavily dotted purple below, ciliate on basal margins. Inflorescence 1- or 2- flowered, 6–25 cm long; peduncle up to 20 cm long, purple, shortly but densely white-pubescent; bracts conduplicate, broadly ovate, obtuse, 11–14 mm long, 10–12 mm wide, white to pale green, spotted purple. Flowers white, often highly dotted purple towards base of segments and on front of lip, with a yellow centre to the staminode, 6–8 cm diameter, pubescent on outside and at base of petals within; ovary 4.5 cm long, green flushed with dark purple, densely shortly pubescent. Dorsal sepal very broadly ovate, obtuse to emarginate, 2.7–4.2 cm long, 3–5 cm wide. Synsepal concave, ovate, obtuse, 2–3 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide. Petals elliptic, rounded, 3.3–4.3 cm long, 2.2–3.9 cm wide, shortly ciliate on margins. Lip rather small, ovoid to ellipsoidal, with incurved margins, 2.2–3.6 cm long, 1.5–1.8 cm wide. Staminode broader than long, transversely subelliptic, one- to three-toothed at apex, 6–9 mm long, 10–12 mm wide. 2n = 26.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Malaya, Thailand

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    20361.000
    Malaysia 31998.000
    K000078047
    Kerr, A.F.G. [0746], Thailand K000595627
    Kerr, A.F.G. [0741], Thailand K000595628
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595629
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595630
    Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595631

    First published in Orchid.-Buch: 478 (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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum niveum. (1892).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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