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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum elliottianum

Kew currently accepted name is Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

Paphiopedilum elliottianum is an orchid species identified by (O'Brien) Stein in 1892. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Paphiopedilum rothschildianum.
Genus
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
Grex
elliottianum
Parents
Species
Author
(O'Brien) Stein
Year
1892
ORIGIN: Found in northern Borneo on steep slopes and cliff faces with peaty detritus and moss in or near seepages at altitudes of 500 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A medium to large sized, clear leafed, multiflowered, warm to cool growing terrestrial, sometimes lithophytic species with very narrowly elliptic or ligulate, suberect leaves blooming in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, reddish, to 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, pubescent inflorescence with ovate-elliptic floral bracts and carrying 2 to 4, large to very large, showy flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 5 inches [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+ Paphiopedilum Paph rothschildianum 1892 (Rchb.f.) Stein
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp elliottianum 1888 O'Brien
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp neoguineense 1888 Linden
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp nicholsonianum 1893 auct.
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp rothschildianum 1888 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cordula Cordula rothschildiana 1912 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Paph. rothschildianum 'Anja' (4 awards in 2017) Paph. rothschildianum 'Fasangarten' (4 awards from 2013 to 2017) Paph. rothschildianum 'Charles Edwards' (4 awards from 1965 to 1992) Paph. rothschildianum 'Blumen Insel' (3 awards from 1990 to 2015) Paph. rothschildianum 'Janet' (3 awards in 1989) Paph. elliottianum 'Penn Valley' (3 awards from 1968 to 1980) Paph. rothschildianum 'Borneo' (3 awards from 1975 to 1977) Paph. rothschildianum 'Ellie' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) Paph. rothschildianum 'Deggendorf' (2 awards from 2017 to 2018) Paph. rothschildianum 'Popow' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) Paph. rothschildianum 'Paph Paradise Too' (2 awards in 2017) Paph. rothschildianum 'Ferdinand' (2 awards in 2016) Paph. rothschildianum 'Rosmarie' (2 awards from 2014 to 2016) Paph. rothschildianum 'Kilian' (2 awards from 2014 to 2015) Paph. rothschildianum 'Juliane' (2 awards from 2011 to 2013) Paph. rothschildianum 'Wössner Fire' (2 awards in 2013) Paph. rothschildianum 'Tuchenbach-Strub' (2 awards in 2012) Paph. rothschildianum 'Fredensborg' (2 awards in 2012) Paph. rothschildianum 'New Horizon' (2 awards from 2006 to 2009) Paph. rothschildianum 'Sam's Choice' (2 awards in 2004)
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