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This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam to S. China and Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[C-EM]
Distribution

North-east India (Lushai Hills, Assam), Burma, and Thailand; 1100–2000 m altitude.

General Description

An epiphytic or rarely lithophytic herb, often forming clumps. Leaves 4–5, linearligulate, acuminate to acute at unequally bilobulate apex, 14–42 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide, mid-green on undersurface, purple-spotted at the base, basal margins ciliate. Inflorescence suberect to arcuate, 1- flowered; peduncle 7–24 cm long, green, often spotted purple, with long villose purple hairs; bract elliptic, obtuse, 3.7–6.5 cm long, 3–3.8 cm wide, green, spotted with maroon, glabrous. Flower 7.5–13.5 cm across; dorsal sepal green with a white margin and central glossy deep maroon areas; synsepal pale green; petals glossy reddish brown with a central maroon stripe; lip ochre, flushed with pink or reddish; staminode yellow, with a yellow or green central knob; pedicel and ovary triangular in cross-section, 3–6 cm long, ochre-coloured, densely covered with purple villose hairs. Dorsal sepal obovate, obtuse, 4.5–7 cm long, 3–4.6 cm wide, with reflexed basal margins. Synsepal adpressed to ovary, ovate, subacute, 3.8–7.6 cm long, 1.8–2.6 cm wide. Petals incurved, obovate-spathulate, retuse-emarginate, rounded at apex, 4.7–8.6 cm long, 2.5–4.6 cm wide, glossy, ciliate, purple-villose at base. Lip tapering to apex, 4–6.8 cm long, 3–3.8 cm wide. Staminode obcordate-obovate, truncate, c. 16 mm long, 14 mm wide, verrucose, hirsute, with a central glossy knob. 2n = 26.

Native to:

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

Introduced into:

East Himalaya

Paphiopedilum villosum (Lindl.) Stein appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1975 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000595639
Dec 1, 1975 Kerr, A.F.G. [412], Thailand K000595636
19431.000
19433.000
19434.000
22177.000
Pradhan, U. [1], India 37345.000
Du Puy, D. [475], Thailand 47833.000
Grell, E. [439], Myanmar 57241.000
Benzinger, H., Thailand 58730.000
Benzinger, H., Thailand 58873.000
Lobb [179], Burma K000363766
Kerr, A.F.G. [337], Thailand K000595640
s.coll. [s.n.], Myanmar K000363767

First published in Orchid.-Buch: 490 (1892)

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.
  • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.
  • Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  • Manilal, K.S. & Kumar, C.S. (eds.) (2004). Orchid Memories A tribute to Gunnar Seidenfaden: 1-265. Mentor Books, Calicut.
  • 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.
  • Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Averyanov, L.V. Three new slipper orchids from Vietnam. Komarovia 2, 17-18 (2002).
  • Lindley, J. Original description of Paphiopedilum villosum. (1892).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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