Paphiopedilum tigrinum Koop. & N.Haseg.

This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan) to NE. Myanmar.

[C-EM]
Distribution

South-west China (W. Yunnan) only

Ecology

On rocks in light shade on steep volcanic mountains, 1400–1980 m.

General Description

A terrestrial herb with a short leafy stem; roots elongate, terete, reddish hairy. Leaves 4–6, coriaceous, linear-ligulate, rounded and somewhat unequally bilobed at apex, 16–23 cm long, 2.4–3.5 cm wide, green, paler beneath. Inflorescence erect, one-flowered; peduncle terete, 20–25 cm long, green with purple spotting, softly purple-pubescent; bract elliptic, acute, 4–6 1–1.6 cm., green with purple spotting, glabrous. Flower 8–12.7 cm across, shortly purple-pubescent on outer surfaces of the sepals; dorsal sepal yellowish green marked with deep marooon irregular longitudinal lines and bars; synsepal pale cream with smaller longitudinal lines near the base; petals translucent green at base, with two longitudinal maroon bars, rich purple above; lip glossy lime-green shaded with rose-brown and finely spotted brown; staminode creamy yellow with a dull purple centre; pedicle and ovary 4.5–5 cm long, creamy green, pubescent. Dorsal sepal erect, obovate, broadly acute, 4.5–5.3 cm long, 3–4.4 cm wide; synsepal oblong-elliptic, acute, 3.7–5 cm long, 1.7–3 cm wide. Petals slightly deflexed, spreading widely, oblanceolate-spathulate, obtuse, 6.2–7.2 cm long, 2–3.1 cm wide, half twisted in apical half, dorsal margin sinuate towards the base, shortly ciliate, purple-pubescent at base on inner surface. Lip deeply saccate, tapering towards the apex, 3.5–4.6 cm long, 2.1–2.5 cm wide, glabrous. Column 1.5 cm long, purple-pubescent. Staminode 11 mm long, 7 mm wide, longitudinally obovate-subrhombic, obscurely 3-toothed in front, with a central glossy umbo, papillate.

Native to:

China South-Central, Myanmar

Paphiopedilum tigrinum Koop. & N.Haseg. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Root, T., China 56179.000 Unknown type material No
Woodin, C., China 60288.000 No
China K000078033 No
China K000078034 No

First published in Orchid Advocate 16: 78 (1990)

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Koopowitz, H. & Hasegawa, N. Original description of Paphiopedilum tigrinum. 16, (1990).

  • Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

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