1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum wilhelminae L.O.Williams

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

    [C-EM]
    Distribution

    West and east New Guinea highlands; 1700–1800 m altitude.

    General Description

    Terrestrial herb with clustered growths forming large clumps. Leaves 4–6, linearoblong, obtuse and tridenticulate at apex, 6–27 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, sparsely ciliate on basal margins, dark green, glabrous. Inflorescence (1–)2–3-flowered; peduncle 30–50 cm long, purple to greenish brown, shortly pubescent; bracts ovate, acute, to 4.5 cm long, glabrous, pale yellow with purple stripes, ciliate. Flowers large, 12–16 cm across; sepals and petals pale whitish yellow with maroon veins, petals yellow with dark maroon veins at base, maroon above lacking marginal warts or with a few only, lip yellow, veined and more or less flushed purple-brown, the staminode reddish with a yellow base; pedicel and ovary 5–7 cm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, maroon. Dorsal sepal ovate, acuminate, 4.9–5.5 cm long, 2.5–2.9 cm wide. Synsepal similar, 5.3–5.5 cm long, 2.8–2.9 cm wide. Petals deflexed, somewhat helically twisted, linear-tapering, 5–7 cm long, 1 cm wide, papillose in apical part, sparsely ciliate on basal margins. Lip subporrect, 3.5-4.5 cm long, 1.8–1.9 cm wide, with narrow acute incurved side-lobes. Staminode convex, subquadrate, obtuse, 12 mm long, 10–12 mm wide, with brownish hairs on the sides. 2n = 26.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Paphiopedilum wilhelminae L.O.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brass [11650], New Guinea K000078140
    Reeve, T.M. [410], Papua New Guinea 46158.000
    Maclennan, S. [1], Indonesia 51562.000
    s.coll. [s.n.] 77784.000

    First published in Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 10: 373 (1942)

    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

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Williams, L.O. (O.) Original description of Paphiopedilum wilhelminae. 10, (1942).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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