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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam to China (S. & SW. Yunnan).

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    General Description

    An epiphytic or occasionally lithophytic herb. Leaves 5–8, ligulate, rounded at asymmetric apex, up to 45 cm long, 4–7.5 cm wide, green. Inflorescence arcuate to suberect, 30–50 cm long, (2–)3–9-flowered; peduncle densely pubescent, 20–26 cm long, pale green, white-pubescent; bracts large, conduplicate, broadly elliptic, obtuse to subapiculate, 3–4 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, margins undulate. Flowers 9-10.5 cm across, up to 13.5 cm long; sepals cream to green with darker veins; petals green below and spotted with blackish-maroon, dark maroon on margins and in apical half; lip yellowgreen to green or purplish flushed; pedicel and ovary 5 cm long, green, pubescent. Dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 3.5–5.2 cm long, 1.8–3.5 cm wide, basal margins recurved, apical margins incurved. Synsepal ovate, acute, 2.6–4.1 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, with recurved margins, 2-keeled on outer surface. Petals decurved-pendent, linear-tapering, rounded at apex, 7–11.2 cm long, 0.6–1.6 cm wide, spirally twisted in apical half; basal margins undulate, maroon spots on lower basal margin, ciliate. Lip tapering to rather narrow apex, 3–4.5 cm long, 1.5–2.3 cm wide. Staminode obcordate, 11–14 mm long, 7–9 mm wide, umbonate at base, cream with dark green venation. 2n = 26.

    Distribution

    East and north-east Burma, Thailand and south-west China (W. Yunnan only); 1200–2200 m altitude.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, China South-Central, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    19523.000
    19524.000
    Myanmar 19525.000
    19527.000
    20362.000
    Thailand 29047.379
    40993.000
    55995.000
    Kerr, A.F.G. [470], Thailand K000595626
    Cumberlege, Thailand 27624.000
    Parish, C.S.P. [s.n.], Burma K000078037 isotype
    Parish, C.S.P. [198], Burma K000078038 isotype
    s.coll. [s.n.] K000078039 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [s.n.] K000078040
    s.coll. [s.n.] 66834.000
    s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand 76721.000
    Parish [s.n.], Burma Cypripedium parishii K000078053

    First published in Orchid.-Buch: 479 (1892)

    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.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum parishii. (1892).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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