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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum callosum

Paphiopedilum callosum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Stein in 1892.
Genus
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
Grex
callosum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Stein
Year
1892
ORIGIN: Found in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in primary, closed, evergreen seasonal, broad leafed lowland forests, mixed and coniferous woods and primary highland cloud forests in soils rich in silicates or on granite and sandstone at altitudes of 300 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Blooming in the spring and early summer, this medium sized, hot to cool growing, terrestrial or lithophytic orchid has 3 to 5, narrowly elliptic, oblong-elliptic or obovate, mottled dark green with pale green, acute and equally 2 or 3 lobed apically leaves and a single flowered [occasionally 2], purple pubescent, erect, to 8 to 14 [20 to 40 cm] long, terminal inflorescence with ovate to elliptic, acute to subacute floral bracts that are 1/3 the length of the ovaries and carrying 1 to rarely 2, showy flowers.

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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