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Orchid Species: Paphiopedilum micranthum

Paphiopedilum micranthum is an orchid species identified by Tang & F.T.Wang in 1951.
Paphiopedilum (Paph.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Tang & F.T.Wang
ORIGIN: Grows on steep limestone cliff faces and peaks of limestone ridges and mountains or rarely epiphyte on mossy stems of old trees near the ground in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A smaller sized, warm to cool growing, single flowered, terrestrial and lithophytic species with 3 to 5, distichous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to subacute, mottled dark and paler green, purple spotted beneath leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 3 3/4 to 10 [9 to 25 cm] long, terminal, green spotted with purple inflorescence which has lanceolate-narrowly elliptic bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Paphiopedilum Paph globulosum
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Paph. micranthum 'Pink Cloud' (4 awards from 1992 to 2002) Paph. micranthum 'Franziska' (3 awards from 2013 to 2015) Paph. micranthum 'Woody's' (3 awards from 2009 to 2010) Paph. micranthum 'Ruber's Delight' (3 awards from 1998 to 2006) Paph. micranthum 'Banyena' (2 awards in 2014) Paph. micranthum 'Candyshop' (2 awards from 2011 to 2013) Paph. micranthum 'Yeowie' (2 awards in 2010) Paph. micranthum 'HO' (2 awards in 2010) Paph. micranthum 'Adrienne' (2 awards from 2008 to 2010) Paph. micranthum 'Perplex' (2 awards in 2009) Paph. micranthum 'Pink Zebra' (2 awards from 2004 to 2008) Paph. micranthum 'Turnberry' (2 awards in 2008) Paph. micranthum 'Elizabeth' (2 awards from 1994 to 2007) Paph. micranthum 'Gowrie' (2 awards from 1999 to 2003) Paph. micranthum 'Soft Pink' (2 awards in 2002) Paph. micranthum 'Barbara Ann' (2 awards in 2001) Paph. micranthum 'Michelle' (2 awards from 1990 to 2001) Paph. micranthum 'Mai' (2 awards in 2001) Paph. micranthum 'Mike' (2 awards in 2000) Paph. micranthum 'Luthien' (2 awards from 1994 to 1999)
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