Paphiopedilum concolor (Lindl. ex Bateman) Pfitzer

This species is accepted, and its native range is China (S. Yunnan, S. Guizhou, W. Guangxi) to Indo-China.

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Distribution

South-east Burma, South-west China (Yunnan, Guizhou & Guangxi), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; 90–1000 m altitude.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with clustered growths. Leaves 4–6, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and minutely emarginate at apex, up to 14 cm long, 4 cm wide, upper surface tessellated dark and pale green, finely purple-spotted on lower surface. Inflorescence 1- to 2-, (or rarely 3-) flowered; peduncle up to 8 cm long, finely white-pubescent, purple or green, heavily spotted purple; bracts ovate, 1–1.5 cm long, 1–1.6 cm wide, pubescent, green, spotted purple. Flowers large, pubescent, 5.5–7 cm in diameter, yellow, rarely ivory or white, finely spotted all over with purple; ovary 3–5 cm long, pubescent, dull purple or green, spotted purple. Dorsal sepal broadly obovate, obtuse to emarginate, 2.5–3.7 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide. Synsepal concave, elliptic to ovate, obtuse to retuse, 2.1–3.5 cm long, 2.1–3.1 cm wide. Petals elliptic, rounded at apex, 3.5–4.5 cm long, 2.3–2.7 cm wide. Lip ellipsoidal, very fleshy, with incurved margins, 3–3.8 cm long, 1.3–1.8 cm wide. Staminode shortly trullate to subtriangular, toothed to subacute at apex, minutely ciliate, 10–13 mm long, 10–12 mm wide. 2n = 26.

Native to:

Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Paphiopedilum concolor (Lindl. ex Bateman) Pfitzer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
19502.000 No
China 49711.000 No
China 53917.000 No
5795.000 No
Benson, R. [s.n.], Burma K000078035 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595617 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595619 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [0739], Thailand K000595620 No
Parish, C.S.P. [57], Burma K000796340 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595618 No

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.), Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(6): 84 (1888)

Accepted by

  • Averyanov, L. (2008). The orchids of Vietnam illustrated survey part 1 Subfamilies Apostasioideae, Cyprioedioideae and Spiranthoideae. Turczaninowia 11(1): 5-168.
  • Averyanov, L.V. & al. (2016). New and rare orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos. Turczaninowia 19: 5-58.
  • Averyanov, L.V. & al. (2018). New and rare orchid species (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Cambodia and Laos. Novosti Sistematiki Vysshikh Rastenii 49: 24-41.
  • 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.
  • Pedersen, H.Æ., Kurzwell, H., Suddee, S. & Cribb, P.J. (2011). Flora of Thailand 12(1): 1-302. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Schuiteman, A., Bonnet, P., Vannachak, V. & Barthélémy, D. (2009). Thaia saprophytica is not a saprophyte. The Orchid Review 117: 02-97.
  • Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Bateman, J. Original description of Paphiopedilum concolor. 2(6), (1888).

  • Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

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