1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum primulinum M.W.Wood & P.Taylor

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sumatera (S. Aceh).

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    Northern Sumatra; 5–500 m altitude.

    General Description

    A lithophytic herb of one to several growths. Leaves 4–7, narrowly oblong-elliptic, obtuse or rounded at apex, 15–17 cm long, 2.5–3.8 cm wide, green with pale longitudinal veins, ciliate on lower margins and at apex. Inflorescence many-flowered; peduncle 20–35 cm long, green, pubescent; rhachis with 4–5 cm long internodes; bracts elliptic, obtuse, 1.5–1.7 cm long, green, ciliate. Flowers small, opening successively, 6.7–7.8 cm across, primrose to daffodil yellow with greenish sepals; pedicel and ovary 4.7–5 cm long, green, finely pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, obtuse, 2.5–3.2 cm long, 2.6–3.5 cm wide, pubescent on back, ciliate. Synsepal ovate, truncate, 2.3–3.1cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide. Petals 15° to horizontal, spreading, linear-tapering, slightly obtuse, 3.1–4.2 cm long, 0.6–1.2 cm wide, ciliate, twisted in apical half. Lip bulbous towards apex, 3.2–3.9 cm long, 1.6–2 cm wide. Staminode oblongovate, truncate to shortly apiculate, 6–8 mm long, 5–7 mm wide, pubescent at base. 2n = 32.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sumatera

    Paphiopedilum primulinum M.W.Wood & P.Taylor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Indonesia 42779.000
    48431.000
    50953.000
    Liem Khe Wie [s.n.], Indonesia K000078085 holotype
    Wie, L.K. 34721.000
    Sainsbury 50151.000
    Liem, Khe Wie, Indonesia K000078086

    First published in Orchid Rev. 81: 220 (1973)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Wood, M.W. & Taylor, P.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum primulinum. 81, (1973).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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