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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum insigne

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Paphiopedilum insigne is an orchid species identified by (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer in 1888.
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer
DESCRIPTION: This species has been used extensively in hybridizing.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 to 5 inches [10 to 12.5 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 insigne punctatum violaceum
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp maulei 1882 auct.
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph insigne sanderae
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph macfarlanei 1934 F.G.Mey.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp insigne 1824 Wall. ex Lindl.
Add+ Cordula Cordula insignis 1838 (Wall. ex Lindl.) Raf.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp albomarginatum 1882 Van Geert
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp chantinii 1882 auct.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Paph. insigne 'Maulei' (4 awards from 1990 to 1996) Paph. insigne 'Ivory Jean' (3 awards from 2017 to 2018) Paph. insigne 'Thomas' (3 awards in 2015) Paph. insigne 'Margaret' (2 awards in 2017) Paph. insigne 'Kitton Slipper' (2 awards in 2017) Paph. insigne 'Royal Road's' (2 awards in 2016) Paph. insigne 'Herrenhausen' (2 awards in 2013) Paph. insigne 'Medusa' (2 awards in 2007) Paph. insigne 'Norman' (2 awards in 2001) Paph. insigne 'Ruth' (2 awards in 1996) Paph. insigne var. sanderianum 'Fox Valley' (2 awards in 1990) Paph. insigne 'Irene' (2 awards in 1987) Paph. insigne f. sanderianum 'Wössen' (2018) Paph. insigne 'Carly Mae' (2018) Paph. insigne 'Tassie Devil' (2017) Paph. insigne 'Tony King' (2016) Paph. insigne 'Ane-Marie' (2016) Paph. insigne 'Soria' (2015) Paph. insigne 'Audrey' (2015) Paph. insigne 'Barossa Pearl' (2014)
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