Paphiopedilum urbanianum Fowlie

This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines (Mindoro).

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General Description

A terrestrial herb with approximate growths on a short rhizome. Leaves 4–6, narrowly elliptic or oblong-elliptic, obtuse and minutely tridenticulate at apex, up to 20 cm long, 4 cm wide, rather obscurely tessellated with dark and pale green above, margins ciliate at base. Inflorescence 1- (or rarely 2-) flowered, erect; peduncle up to 25 cm long, purple, densely pubescent; bract ovate, acute, 2–3 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, pubescent, green, veined maroon. Flower 8.5–10.5 cm across; ovary 5–6.5 cm, pubescent, green with maroon ribs. Dorsal sepal ovate to broadly ovate, acute, 3.3–3.6 cm long, 3.6–4.2 cm wide, white, veined with green. Synsepal concave, ovate, acute, 2.6–3.1 cm long, 1.5–1.9 cm wide, green, veined with darker green. Petals slightly recurved, oblanceolate, subacute, 5.5–6 cm long, 1.5–1.8 cm wide, white, lined with green and with a purple apical half, spotted maroon in basal twothirds. Lip 4.5 cm long, 2.6–3 cm wide, dull purple, apical margin ciliate; side-lobes warty, maroonmarked. Staminode subcircular to almost hexagonal, apically emarginate and shortly mucronate, 9–10 mm long, 10 mm wide, yellow-green, longitudinally lined with green. 2n = 40.

Distribution

Philippines (Mindoro Island only); 400–800 m altitude.

Native to:

Philippines

Paphiopedilum urbanianum Fowlie appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Severin, L. [K 144], Philippines 47501.000
Cribb, P.J., Philippines 47973.000
49392.000

First published in Orchid Digest 45: 131 (1981)

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

  • Fowlie, J.A. Original description of Paphiopedilum urbanianum. 45, (1981).

  • Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

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