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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to N. Vietnam.
Paphiopedilum malipoense

[C-EM]
Distribution

China (south-eastern Yunnan, western Guangxi & south-western Guizhou); and northern Vietnam.

Ecology

Terrestrial in soil and leaf litter in mixed montane forest on karst limestone hills; 760–1300 m altitude.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with an elongate more or less creeping rhizome 2–3.5 mm in diameter. Leaves coriaceous, suberect, 7–8, oblong or narrowly elliptic, acute at asymmetric apex, 10–20 m long, 2.5–4 cm wide, dark green above, purple-marked and keeled on lower surface; petiole 2–6 cm long, ciliate. Inflorescence 26–30 cm long, 1-flowered; peduncle purple-brown, hairy; bract narrowly ovate-lanceolate, c. 1.5 cm long, ciliate on margins, pilose on outer surface. Flower 8–12.2 cm across; sepals and petals apple-green, striped and spotted garnet-purple; lip pale greyish, spotted with garnetpurple on inner surface; staminode pure white in basal half, deep maroon in apical half; pedicel and ovary c. 4 cm long, hairy, rostrate at apex. Dorsal sepal elliptic-lanceolate, cuspidate-acuminate, 4.4–7.1 cm long, 1.8–4.5 cm wide, 5-nerved, sparsely pubescent on inner surface, villose without, ciliolate. Synsepalovate-lanceolate, bidentate at apex, dorsally bicarinate, 7-nerved, 3.8–5.3 cm long, 2.4–4.8 cm wide. Petals obovate, subacute, 4–7.1 cm long, 3.4–5.1 cm wide, villose at base, ciliolate, 9-veined, pubescent on inner surface. Lip horizontal, deeply saccate, 4.5–6.5 cm long, 3.8–5.4 cm wide, subglobose, inrolled margins erose, villose at base within, finely pubescent outside. Staminode convex, broadly ovate-oblong, 13–14 mm long, 11–13 mm wide, truncate at apex, subsessile at base, ciliolate and pubescent in basal half, dorsally carinate, rounded bosses on surface in apical half.

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Vietnam

Paphiopedilum malipoense S.C.Chen & Z.H.Tsi appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
50431.000
Charles, E., China 50433.000
China 51301.000
51828.000
China 53875.000

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 119 (1984)

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.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Chen, S.C. & Tsi, Z.H. Original description of Paphiopedilum malipoense. 22, (1984).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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