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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum spicerianum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Paphiopedilum spicerianum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer in 1888.
Genus
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
Grex
spicerianum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Pfitzer
Year
1888
ORIGIN: From the Assam region of India, the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Myanmar as well as Yunnan China on steep rocky slopes or in rock crevasses at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This small sized, terrrestrial or sometimes lithophytic species has 5 oblong, clear, dull green leaves that are speckled purple on the outer surface towards the base and is a hot to cool growing orchid that blooms from autumn through winter on an erect, 1 to successively and rarely 2, slender, purple, 9 to 16 [20 to 40 cm] long inflorescence with ovate, acute bracts and needs shade with no winter rest.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [6 to 8 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 spicerianum 1894 </i><i> leodiense</i> Pynaert
Add+ Cordula Cordula spiceriana 1912 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
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