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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum gratrixianum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Paphiopedilum gratrixianum is an orchid species identified by Guillaumin in 1905.
Genus
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
Grex
gratrixianum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Guillaumin
Year
1905
ORIGIN: Found in southeastern Laos and northern Vietnam in primary wet, broad leafed, evergreen highland cloud forests at 900 to 1220 meters with no dry period and a lot of constant humidity in leaf litter caught in silicate soil pockets or on rhyolite or on granite cliff walls.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm to cool growing, clump forming, litho-terrestrial in deep shade with distichous, solid green, suberect, linear to lanceolate and oblong leaves with an acute or minutely tridentate apice that are purple spotted below towards the leaf base and blooms in the fall and early winter on a erect, to 10 [25 cm] long, single flowered, green with purple pubescence inflorescence with a narrowly oblong-lanceolate to obovate, acute to obtuse floral bract carrying a long-lasting flower.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/4 inches [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+ Paphiopedilum Paph guangdongense 2010 Z.J.Liu & L.J.Chen
Add+ Cypripedium Cyp gratrixianum 1897 Sander ex Mast.
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph gratrixianum var. sulivongii 2017 (Schuit. & P.Bonnet) Aver.
Add+ Cordula Cordula gratrixiana 1912 (Rolfe) Rolfe
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