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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & W. Sumatera.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Sumatera

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
19499.000
19504.000
19505.000
19539.000
Indonesia 37346.000
Van de Graef, Indonesia 37375.000
Indonesia 43951.000
45070.000
Indonesia 45672.000
51802.000
Indonesia 55965.000
Grell, E. [441], Indonesia 57240.000
Indonesia K000078127
unknown [676], Peninsular Malaysia K000363774
Curtis [s.n.], Indonesia Paphiopedilum superbiens var. curtisii K000078128
Paphiopedilum superbiens var. curtisii 73305.000

First published in Orchid.-Buch: 487 (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.
  • Leong, P.K.F. (2014). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia - Cypripedioideae Malesian Orchid Journal 13: 113-127.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0