1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum liemianum (Fowlie) K.Karas. & K.Saito

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Sumatera (Danau Susuk).

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    Distribution

    North Sumatra; 600–1000 m altitude.

    General Description

    A lithophytic herb of one or two growths. Leaves 4–7, narrowly oblong or oblongelliptic, obtuse or rounded at apex, 16–24 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, green above, heavily purple-spotted in bands beneath, ciliate all along margins. Inflorescence many-flowered; peduncle 15–20 cm long, purple, finely pubescent; rhachis with internodes up to 3 cm long; bracts elliptic, obtuse, 1–1.7 cm long, green, spotted with purple, ciliate. Flowers 8–11 cm across; dorsal sepal cream or white with a green centre; synsepal yellow-green; petals cream spotted with purple; lip pink-purple, spotted with darker purple, with a pale yellow margin; staminode green, flushed dark maroon; pedicel and ovary 3–5 cm long, purple, pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, obtuse, 2.8–3.8 cm long, 2.4–4.4 cm wide, ciliate, purplepubescent on back. Synsepal elliptic, truncate, 2.9–3 cm long, 2.2-2.5 cm wide, purple-pubescent on back, ciliate. Petals more or less horizontal, slightly reflexed, linear, obtuse, 4–5.3 cm long, 0.7–1.4 cm wide, twisted in apical half, ciliate. Lip bulbously inflated towards apex, 4–5 cm long, 2.3–2.8 cm wide. Staminode convex, ovate-subquadrate, subacute to shortly apiculate, 10–11 mm long, 9–10 mm wide; pubescent at base. 2n = 32.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sumatera

    Paphiopedilum liemianum (Fowlie) K.Karas. & K.Saito appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Comber, J.B. [10], Indonesia 38993.000
    Comber, J. [10] 50147.000
    Parks 49481.000

    First published in Bull. Hiroshima Bot. Gard. 5: 57 (1982)

    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
    • Fowlie, J.A. Original description of Paphiopedilum liemianum. 5, (1982).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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