Paphiopedilum Pfitzer

First published in Morph. Stud. Orchideenbl.: 11 (1886), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. China to Tropical Asia.


Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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.
  • Leong, K.F. (2013). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia - Cypripedioideae. Malesian Orchid Journal 12: 117-131.


  • Cribb, P. Paphiopedilum. Renziana 1, 10 (2011).
  • Pfitzer, E.H.H. Original description of Paphiopedilum. (1886).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2006 K:SPC-73514.000 No
Dec 1, 1975 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.] Thailand K000595639 Yes
Sep 20, 1969 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.] Thailand K000595612 Yes
Sep 20, 1968 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.] Thailand K000595606 Yes
Sep 20, 1968 Kerr, A.F.G. [0737] Thailand K000595610 Yes
K:SPC-19519.000 No
K:SPC-46285.000 No
K:SPC-62783.000 No
K:SPC-50148.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.] Thailand K000595611 Yes
Cribb, P. K:SPC-48155.000 No
K:SPC-18960.000 No
K:SPC-53893.000 No
K:SPC-19434.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-67040.000 No
Borneo K000078051 Type No
K:SPC-25885.000 No
K:SPC-55993.000 No
Ashton, P. K:SPC-19542.000 No
K:SPC-37720.000 No
Lecoufle Hong Kong K:SPC-37549.000 No
K:SPC-19490.000 No
Vietnam K:SPC-70874.000 No
Wood, M. [4] K:SPC-45859.000 No
Burma K:SPC-19525.000 No
Chan, C.L. [49] Malaysia K:SPC-46941.000 No
K:SPC-19533.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [337] Thailand K000595640 Yes
K:SPC-51631.000 No
Papua New Guinea K:SPC-54284.000 No
Thailand K:SPC-62912.000 No
K:SPC-34644.000 No
K:SPC-19432.000 No
K:SPC-44507.000 No
K:SPC-22230.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-77794.000 No
K:SPC-19521.000 No
K:SPC-45152.000 No
K:SPC-18961.000 No
Guile, D.P.M. [7038] Hong Kong K001392127 Yes
Cribb, P.; Dennis, G.; Campbell, J. [5051] Solomon Islands K:SPC-48248.000 No
Collins, D.J. [s.n.] Thailand K000595650 Unknown Type Material Yes
Liem Khe Wie Indonesia K:SPC-28651.000 No
K:SPC-19527.000 No
K:SPC-20347.000 No
K:SPC-19503.000 No
Van de Graef Indonesia K:SPC-37375.000 No
Indonesia K000078084 Type No
Put, N. [s.n.] Thailand K000595651 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-05796.000 No
K:SPC-27461.006 No
K:SPC-19537.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [470] Thailand K000595626 Yes
K:SPC-19433.000 No
K:SPC-47887.000 No
K:SPC-34126.000 No
K:SPC-49945.000 No
K:SPC-20361.000 No
Malaysia K:SPC-45057.000 No
Wood, M.W. Hong Kong K:SPC-47841.000 No
Verhey [s.n.] Indonesia K000078083 Unknown Type Material No
K:SPC-19495.000 No
Indonesia K:SPC-63392.000 No
K:SPC-27461.025 No
K:SPC-18959.000 No
Malaysia K:SPC-46458.000 No
K:SPC-22232.000 No
K:SPC-19523.000 No
Mason, L.M. [1] K:SPC-29283.000 No
K:SPC-20354.000 No
K:SPC-36012.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [346] Thailand K000595652 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-20363.000 No
K:SPC-33286.000 No
Malaysia K:SPC-31998.000 No
Collenette [2352] K:SPC-44032.000 No
K:SPC-20352.000 No
K:SPC-19538.000 No
K:SPC-22231.000 No
China K:SPC-63773.000 No
Thailand K:SPC-45589.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-66913.000 No
K:SPC-43965.000 No
K:SPC-19539.000 No
K:SPC-19431.000 No
K:SPC-19540.000 No
Maclennan, S. [1] Indonesia K:SPC-51562.000 No
Burma K000078052 Type No
K:SPC-19496.000 No
Philippines K:SPC-19498.000 No
China K:SPC-55867.000 No
K:SPC-29314.000 No
K:SPC-47844.000 No
K:SPC-20362.000 No
K:SPC-46361.000 No
K:SPC-22177.000 No
China K:SPC-50002.000 No
Sukhakul, P. Thailand K:SPC-07115.000 Isotype No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.] Thailand K000595615 Yes
Borneo K:SPC-19514.000 No
K:SPC-51522.000 No
Young, E.E. K:SPC-28974.000 No
K:SPC-19510.000 No
K:SPC-19509.000 No
K:SPC-20369.000 No
K:SPC-19528.000 No
Holttum, R.E. K:SPC-19535.000 No
K:SPC-45604.000 No
Cribb, P. [164] Hong Kong K:SPC-45862.000 No
K:SPC-19506.000 No
K:SPC-20349.000 No
K:SPC-32901.000 No
K:SPC-19524.000 No
K:SPC-53915.000 No
K:SPC-19511.000 No
Handoyo, A. Borneo K:SPC-40858.000 No
K:SPC-19512.000 No
Healey Borneo K:SPC-29047.224 No
K:SPC-16076.001 No
K:SPC-20355.000 No
Indonesia K:SPC-37346.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K000078059 Type Yes
Cumberlege Thailand K:SPC-27624.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-76723.000 No
Pradhan, U. [1] India K:SPC-37345.000 No
K:SPC-57272.000 No
Philippines K:SPC-35920.000 No
K:SPC-20353.000 No
Thailand K:SPC-19513.000 No
Henry K:SPC-54325.000 No
K:SPC-33321.000 No
Vietnam K:SPC-71298.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.] Thailand K000595614 Yes
China K:SPC-52132.000 No
K:SPC-19522.000 No
K:SPC-20350.000 No
K:SPC-30362.000 No
K:SPC-20346.000 No
Vietnam K:SPC-71297.000 No


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