1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Paphiopedilum Pfitzer
      1. Paphiopedilum henryanum Braem

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (SE. Yunnan, SW. Guangxi) to N. Vietnam.

    [C-EM]
    General Description

    A small colony-forming terrestrial herb up to 35 cm tall; roots elongate, pubescent. Stems very short. Leaves 3–5, linear, obtuse, 10–17 cm long, 1.2–1.6 cm wide, dark green above, paler beneath. Inflorescence erect, one-flowered; peduncle 12–15 cm long, green with purplish brown spots, pubescent; bract 2–3.6 cm long, 0.6–2 cm wide, dark green with a purplish base. Flower 4.3–4.5 cm high, 5 cm across, purple-pubescent on outside of sepals; dorsal sepal yellow with blackish maroon spots; synsepal pale yellow with maroon spotting; petals yellow at base, purple above, spotted with dark maroon in basal half; lip rose-purple with a yellow rim; staminode yellow with a purple central spot; pedicel and ovary 3.6–4 cm long, yellow-green with purple hairs. Dorsal sepal elliptic-subcircular to obovate, obtuse, 3.3–3.6 cm long, 2.9–3.5 cm wide, undulate on margins, often with recurved lower margins. Synsepal concave, elliptic-ovate, acute, 2.5–2.8 cm long, 1.6 cm wide. Petals spreading, subhorizontal, spathulate, obscurely tridentate or obtuse at apex, 3.4–3.6 cm long, 1.4–1.6 cm wide, with undulate upper margin, very shortly ciliate. Lip deeply saccate, broad across apex, 3.7–4.3 cm long, 1.9–2.1 cm wide. Column short, 0.9 cm long; staminode broadly obovate, obscurely tridentate or shortly apiculate, 7–10 mm long, 8–9 mm wide, papillate, with a central umbo.

    Distribution

    China (SE Yunnan) & northern Vietnam; 1000–1200 m.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, Vietnam

    Paphiopedilum henryanum Braem appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    China 53232.000
    China 56209.000
    62854.000
    63357.000

    First published in Schlechteriana 1: 4 (1987)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Averyanov, L. (2008). The orchids of Vietnam illustrated survey part 1 Subfamilies Apostasioideae, Cyprioedioideae and Spiranthoideae Turczaninowia 11(1): 5-168.
    • 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.
    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
    • Braem, G.J. Original description of Paphiopedilum henryanum. 1, (1987).

    Sources

    Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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