1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum wardii Summerh.

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

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    North Burma and possibly south-west China (Yunnan); 1200–1500 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb with clustered growths. Leaves 3–5, oblong-lanceolate, tridenticulate at acute apex, up to 17 cm long, 5.5 cm wide, irregularly mottled pale and dark bluish green above, purple-mottled beneath. Inflorescence 1-flowered, 20–45 cm long; peduncle densely pubescent, purple; bract lanceolate, acute, 2–3 cm long, ciliate, green flushed with purple. Flower 8.5–12.8 cm across; dorsal sepal white veined with green; petals greenish white flushed brown-purple and spotted all over with dark maroon; lip greenish or ochre, finely brown-spotted; staminode pale green with darker veins; pedicel and ovary 4–6 cm long, green or reddish purple, pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, acuminate, 4–6.1 cm long, 2.5–4.6 cm wide, ciliate, pubescent on outer surface. Synsepal lanceolate, acute, 3.5–5.8 cm long, 1.2–3.3 cm wide. Petals spreading at an angle of c. 30° to the horizontal, somewhat pendulous, oblong-lanceolate to oblong, acute, 5–7.9 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, setose-ciliate. Lip deeply saccate, 5–5.6 cm long, 2.2–2.8 cm wide; side lobes verrucose. Staminode lunate, 9–10 mm long, 12–14 mm wide, finely pubescent, lateral teeth incurved at apex, blunt. 2n = 44.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, Myanmar

    Extinct in:

    East Himalaya

    Paphiopedilum wardii Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    33275.000
    Kingdon Ward, F. [s.n.], Myanmar K000078045 holotype
    Kingdon Ward, F. [9070], Burma K000078046
    Ward, F. 22241.000 Unknown type material
    Henry, China 50149.000
    s.coll. [s.n.], China 76709.000

    First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 92: 446 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.
    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Manilal, K.S. & Kumar, C.S. (eds.) (2004). Orchid Memories A tribute to Gunnar Seidenfaden: 1-265. Mentor Books, Calicut.
    • 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
    • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Manilal, K.S. & Kumar, C.S. (eds.) (2004). Orchid Memories A tribute to Gunnar Seidenfaden: 1-265. Mentor Books, Calicut.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Summerhayes, V.S. Original description of Paphiopedilum wardii. 92, (1932).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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