Cordula tonsa is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rolfe in 1912. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Paphiopedilum tonsum.
ORIGIN: Bornean and Sumatran, medium sized, cool growing herbaceous humus epiphyte found in shady pockets of leaf litter over limestone at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: A fall and winter blooming, small to medium sized, with oblong-elliptic, deep green mottled with gray green leaves with purple undersides that blooms on an erect, terminal, 12 to 15 [30 to 37.5 cm] long, purple marked, single flowered inflorescence with an elliptic-lanceolate floral bract.
FLOWER SIZE: About 4 inches [to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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