Paphiopedilum hangianum Perner & O.Gruss

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

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Distribution

S Yunnan (Jinping) and N Vietnam.

General Description

Plants lithophytic. Leaves 4-6, distichous, spreading horizontally; blade abaxially pale green and carinate, adaxially uniformly deep green and glossy, narrowly oblong, 12-28 × 3.5-5.9 cm, leathery, basal margin purple ciliate, apex obtuse. Scape suberect or slightly arching, terminating in a solitary flower; peduncle yellowish green with purple speckles, 8-20 cm, densely white pubescent; floral bract yellowish green with purplish speckles, ovate-elliptic, conduplicate, 4.5-6 cm, abaxially puberulent, ciliate; pedicel and ovary green with purplish speckles, 3-4.5 cm, densely puberulent. Flower scented, 11-14 cm in diam., yellowish, obscurely with greenish reticulate veins, flushed with purple toward base of petals, with dense purple spots at inner bottom of lip and many purple irregular transverse stripes or net on adaxial surface of staminode. Dorsal sepal suberect to curving forward over lip, broadly ovate-elliptic or elliptic, 4.8-6.2 × 3-4.6 cm, both surfaces puberulent, abaxially carinate, minutely ciliate, acute at apex; synsepal broadly elliptic, 4.8-6.4 × 3.6-5.7 cm, both surfaces puberulent, minutely ciliate, obtuse and slightly bilobulate at apex. Petals broadly obovate-elliptic, slightly oblique, 5.5-7.3 × 3.5-6.4 cm, both surfaces puberulent, adaxially densely white villous toward base, minutely ciliate; lip subglobose, 4-5 × ca. 3.4 cm, outside glabrous, apical margin involute. Staminode broadly obovate-triangular, 1.6-2.1 × 1.8-2.2 cm, abruptly narrowed at base into a claw, obtuse-rounded at apex.

Habitat

Very wet but well-drained rocky places or crevices of rocks, usually behind waterfalls; 600-800 m.

Native to:

China South-Central, Vietnam

Paphiopedilum hangianum Perner & O.Gruss appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Vietnam 71295.000 No

First published in Orchidee (Hamburg), Suppl. 6: 5 (1999)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Perner, H. & Gruss, O. Original description of Paphiopedilum hangianum. 6, (1999).
  • Zhongjian, L., Xinqi, C. & Cribb, P.J. Paphiopedilum Pfitzer, Morph. Stud. Orchideenbl. 11. 1886, nom. cons. Flora of China 25 (Orchidaceae), 33-44 (2009).

  • Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

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