1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum wentworthianum Schoser & Fowlie

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Solomon Islands.

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    Bougainville and Guadalcanal; 900–1800 m altitude.

    General Description

    A terrestrial herb. Leaves 4–6, narrowly oblong to elliptic-oblong, tricuspidate at subacute apex, 12–25 cm long, 3.5–4.5 cm wide, tessellated light and dark green, shortly pubescent. Inflorescence 1-flowered; scape up to 35 cm tall, purple-pubescent; bract elliptic-ovate, obtuse, 1.5–2.4 cm long, pubescent. Flower c. 8 cm across; dorsal sepal cream with a green centre and veined with green; petals glossy purple above merging to brown and green towards base; lip yellow-green, flushed with brown; staminode green; pedicel and ovary 4–5.5 mm, densely pubescent. Dorsal sepal concave, broadly ovate, obtuse, 2.8–3.2 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide. Synsepal ovate, acute, 1.75–2.5 cm long, 2.5–2.6 cm wide. Petals spreading at c. 20° below horizontal, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 4.3–4.5 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, ciliate, undulate on upper margin. Lip 4–4.5 cm long, 2.2 cm wide. Staminode lunate, 8–10 mm long, 11–12 mm wide, shortly pubescent, apical lateral teeth incurved, subacute or acute. 2n = 40.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Solomon Is.

    Paphiopedilum wentworthianum Schoser & Fowlie appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Solomon Is. 49264.000
    Cribb, P. [5051], Solomon Is. 48248.000
    Dennis, G., Solomon Is. 47791.000

    First published in Orchid Digest 32: 285 (1968)

    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
    • Schoser, G. & Fowlie, J.A. Original description of Paphiopedilum wentworthianum. 32, (1968).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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