1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum papuanum (Ridl.) L.O.Williams

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea.

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    Highland New Guinea; 800–1700 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb. Leaves 4–6, oblong to oblong-elliptic, obtuse at tridenticulate apex, 6.5–22 cm long, 2–4.2 cm wide, tessellated dark and light green, with dark green veins. Inflorescence 1-flowered; peduncle 15–28 cm long, purple, pubescent; bract ovate, 1.2–1.5 cm long, pubescent. Flower 6–9 cm across; dorsal sepal white with a yellowish or greenish centre with purplish veins; petals dull maroon, spotted with black in yellowish basal half; lip dull crimson or brownish maroon; pedicel and ovary c. 5 cm long. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, 2.4–2.5 cm long, 1.8–2.6 cm wide, ciliate, pubescent on outer side. Synsepal elliptic-lanceolate, subacute, 1.6–1.8 cm long, 0.8–1.3 cm wide. Petals oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse, 4–4.2 cm long, 1.2–1.7 cm wide, ciliolate. Lip 2.5–3.7 cm long, 1.4 cm wide. Staminode transversely lunate, notched above, 4–5 mm long, 6 mm wide, apical teeth short, blunt.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Paphiopedilum papuanum (Ridl.) L.O.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    New Guinea 51522.000
    New Guinea 51631.000
    Papua New Guinea 54284.000
    Henry, New Guinea 54325.000

    First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 12: 149 (1946)

    Accepted by

    • Ormerod, P. (2017). Checklist of Papuasian Orchids: 1-494. Nature & Travel Books, Australia.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ormerod, P. (2017). Checklist of Papuasian Orchids: 1-494. Nature & Travel Books, Australia.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Rendle, A.B. Original description of Paphiopedilum papuanum. 12, (1946).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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