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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum fairrieanum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Stein in 1892.
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Lindl.) Stein
ORIGIN: Grows in leaf litter and humus as well as on limestone outcrops in tall grass and oak forests along rivers with clear dull green leaves is found in the Indian Himalayas and Bhutan at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters, on the edges of high river banks and forests.

DESCRIPTION: This dwarf, clump forming herbaceous epiphyte is a cool to cold growing plant with narrowly elliptic to ligulate, dull green, mid-rib prominent on underside leaves that blooms in the late autumn through spring with 1 flower on a pubescent, 10 [25 cm] long, slender, purple pubescent inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: About 4 inches [9 to 10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp assamicum 1858 Linden ex K.Koch & Fintelm.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp fairieanum
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph fairieanum
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp fairrieanum 1857 Lindl.
Add+ Cordula Cordula fairrieana 1912 (Lindl.) Rolfe
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Paph. fairrieanum 'Dawlish Warren' (4 awards from 2012 to 2015) Paph. fairrieanum 'Red' (4 awards from 1971 to 1987) Paph. fairrieanum 'Schanz' (3 awards from 2013 to 2015) Paph. fairrieanum var. bohlmannianum 'Hilmar' (3 awards from 2012 to 2013) Paph. fairrieanum 'Bud's Choice' (3 awards from 1988 to 1996) Paph. fairieanum 'Red' (3 awards from 1971 to 1978) Paph. fairrieanum 'VC' (2 awards in 2017) Paph. fairrieanum 'Alexander' (2 awards in 2016) Paph. fairrieanum 'Graue' (2 awards from 2012 to 2015) Paph. fairrieanum h.f. album 'South Bay' (2 awards in 2006) Paph. fairrieanum 'Ganesh Villa' (2 awards in 2006) Paph. fairrieanum 'Tomohiko' (2 awards in 2005) Paph. fairrieanum 'White Oaks' (2 awards in 2002) Paph. fairrieanum 'Red Flair' (2 awards in 1999) Paph. fairrieanum 'Martha' (2 awards from 1994 to 1996) Paph. fairrieanum 'Terry's Giant' (2 awards in 1993) Paph. fairrieanum 'Rosemary' (2 awards in 1968) Paph. fairrieanum 'Morright' (2019) Paph. fairrieanum 'Melencia' (2018) Paph. fairrieanum 'Hampshire' (2018)
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