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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Borneo to Philippines.
Paphiopedilum philippinense

[C-EM]
Distribution

Philippines, north-east Borneo, and islands off coast of north Borneo.

Ecology

On limestone; sea-level to c. 500 m. altitude.

General Description

A terrestrial or lithophytic herb. Leaves coriaceous, up to 9, ligulate, rounded at asymmetric apex, 20–50 cm long, 2–5.5 cm wide. V-shaped in cross-section, very thick in texture. Inflorescence erect, 2–5-flowered, up to 50 cm long; peduncle purple-pubescent; bracts elliptic, acute, pubescent, up to 5 cm long, 2 cm wide. Flowers rather variable in size, up to 8.5 cm across; sepals white, dorsal striped with maroon; petals white or yellow at base, maroon above with marginal dark maroon warts in basal half; lip and staminode yellow; pedicel and ovary 4.5–6.5 cm long, purple, pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, 4–5 cm long, 2–2.5 cm wide. Synsepal similar to dorsal sepal, 3.1–5.3 cm long, 2–2.3 cm wide. Petals linear, tapering to apex, 6–17.5 cm long, 5–7 mm wide, ciliate. Lip small, rather ovoid in shape, 3.8–4.5 cm long, 1.4–1.9 cm wide. Staminode convex, rather cordate-subquadrate, emarginate, yellow, veined with green, purple-pubescent on sides. 2n = 26.

Native to:

Borneo, Philippines

Paphiopedilum philippinense (Rchb.f.) Stein appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2006 73514.000
Jan 4, 1984 s.coll. [s.n.] K000363758
Kadolsky, M. [MK 241], Philippines 29047.502
Chan, C.L. [29], Malaysia 46922.000
Philippines 50208.000
Philippines 51523.000
51524.000
Philippines 51830.000
Slade, G.H. 53145.000
7647.000
Palawan Botanical Expedition [PALX 241], Philippines 70075.000
Lamb, A. [s.n.], Sabah 70077.000
K000078110

First published in Orchid.-Buch: 480 (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.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum philippinense. (1892).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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