1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum supardii Braem & Löb

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (SE. Kalimantan).

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    Distribution

    Borneo: south-east Kalimantan only.

    Ecology

    Growing on limestone rocks in leaf-mould filled hollows in half shade; 600–960 m. altitude.

    General Description

    An erect lithophytic herb with a very short stem. Leaves 7–9, arranged in a fan, coriaceous, suberect, ligulate, rounded at unequally bilobed apex, 22–55 cm long, 3.5–5.5 cm wide, dark green, keeled on lower surface. Inflorescence erect, 3- to 7-flowered, 30–45 cm long; peduncle 20–30 cm long; bracts large, elliptic, acute, up to 5.2 cm long, pale yellow-green, veined with purple. Flowers appearing deformed, pale yellow to yellowish-green; dorsal sepal with brownish purple lines; petals spotted with red-maroon; lip yellow or white flushed pale to darker red-brown with purplish veins; staminode yellow with marginal brown hairs; pedicel and ovary up to 4.5 cm long, brown-maroon. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute or acuminate, 2.5–5.5 cm long, 2.4–2.6 cm wide. Synsepal ovate, acuminate, 2.5–5.5 cm long, c. 2.2 cm wide. Petals deflexed, contorted-twisted, linear-tapering, obtuse, oncetwisted in apical half, 8–9 cm long, 0.7–0.9 cm wide. Lip apically broad but rather pointed in side view, 4–5 cm long, 1.5–1.8 cm wide. Staminode geniculate, subquadrate in front view, 8 mm long, 8–9 mm across, pilose on each side, not covering anthers on each side of stigmatic stalk.

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    Distribution

    Paphiopedilum supardii Braem & Löb appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Borneo 50945.000
    Lamb, A., Borneo 56112.000

    First published in Orchidee (Hamburg) 36: 142 (1985)

    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
    • Braem, G.J. & Löb, Original description of Paphiopedilum supardii. 36, (1985).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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