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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum

Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer in 1888.
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Rchb.f.) Pfitzer
ORIGIN: From Borneo and is found on limestone rocks and in leaf litter at elevations of 300 to 500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This small sized, terrestrial or lithophytic, hot growing species hails from Borneo and is found on limestone rocks and in leaf litter at elevations of 300 to 500 meters with terete, brown pubescent roots giving rise to 5 to 6, in a fan, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, obtuse to subacute, minutely tridentate apically, pale green to yellow green, strongly tessellated with dark green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 15 to 18 [37.5 to 45 cm] long, 1 to occasional 2 flowered, shortly pubescent, maroon inflorescence that has a small, ovate, green veined maroon floral bract that is 1/4 the length of the ovary.

FLOWER SIZE: To 5 inches [to 12.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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