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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand.

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General Description

A terrestrial or lithophytic herb with clustered growths. Leaves 4–6, oblong-elliptic, retuse at the obtuse apex, up to 14 cm long, 2.9 cm wide, sparsely ciliate on basal margins, tessellated dark and pale green above, usually purple-spotted below. Inflorescence 1- to 2- flowered, erect; peduncle 4–8 cm long, purple, very shortly pubescent; bract conduplicate, ovate, subacute, 1.5 cm long, purple, shortly pubescent. Flowers large, white or ivory-white, usually spotted with purple on all segments, c. 4.6–9 cm across; ovary 4 cm long, pubescent, purple. Dorsal sepal concave, broadly ovate, obtuse or rounded, 2.5–4.6 cm long, 2–4.6 cm wide. Synsepal ovate, obtuse, 2–4.5 cm long, 1.7–4 cm wide. Petals oblong-elliptic, rounded to retuse at apex, 3.5–5.9 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, margins often undulate and somewhat recurved. Lip ellipsoidal, 2.5–4.2 cm long, 1.6–2 cm wide, margins strongly incurved. Staminode transversely elliptic, one- to three-toothed on apical margin, 7 mm long, 9–11 mm wide, pubescent and ciliate. 2n = 26.

Distribution

Peninsular Thailand and adjacent islands; sea-level to 100 m altitude.

Native to:

Thailand

Paphiopedilum godefroyae (God.-Leb.) Stein appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 5, 1984 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595632
Sep 20, 1969 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595612
Sep 20, 1968 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595606
Sep 20, 1968 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595633
Thailand 19513.000
34644.000
Wood, M. [4] 45859.000
Fowlie, J. [F75 T8], Thailand 48154.000
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595609
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595615
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595613
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595616
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595611
Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595614

First published in Orchid.-Buch: 468 (1892)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • 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.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Godefroy-Lebeuf, A. Original description of Paphiopedilum godefroyae. (1892).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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