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

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Distribution

Vietnam only; 800–1300 (–1500) m.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with clustered growths. Leaves 6–7, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse and minutely tridentate at apex, up to 11 cm long, 3–3.9 cm wide, margins ciliate near base, mottled dark and pale green above, heavily purple-spotted below. Inflorescence 1- but commonly 2- flowered; peduncle up to 22 cm long, purple, white-hirsute; bracts elliptic to ovate, 1.2–1.5 cm long, 1 cm wide, green, spotted with purple, shortly pubescent. Flowers attractive, 7.5–8 cm in diameter, pink or pale pink with red and yellow markings on staminode, pubescent both within and without; pedicel and ovary up to 5.5 cm long, purple, hirsute. Dorsal sepal ovate, obtuse to subacute, 1.7–3.5 cm long, 1.8–2.5 cm wide. Synsepal similar, 1.9–3 cm long, 1.4–2.9 cm wide. Petals broadly elliptic, obtuse or rounded at apex, 3–4.2 cm long, 2.4–3.8 cm wide. Lip ellipsoidal to subglobose, 2.5–3.8 cm long, 2.5–3 cm wide, margins incurved, minutely pubescent. Staminode somewhat convex, ovate, obtuse, 14–17 mm long, 13–16 mm wide, ciliate. 2n = 26.

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Vietnam

Paphiopedilum delenatii Guillaumin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
19508.000
20351.000
48432.000
s.coll. [s.n.], Vietnam 66898.000

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 71: 554 (1924)

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.
  • Humphreys, A.M., Govaerts, R., Ficinski, S.Z., Nic Lughadha, E. & Vorontsova, M.S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047.
  • 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

  • Guillaumin, A. Original description of Paphiopedilum delenatii. 71, (1924).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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