Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. appletonianum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum appletonianum
Rolfe 1896

Paphiopedilum appletonianum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in South Eastern Asia.


Plant blooms in Spring with one 10 cm wide flower.


Plant grows on sandstone mountains on mossy boulders or leaf litter in Thailand and Laos at elevations of 450 to 600 meters. The region is subjected to high humidity and drizzling rain in spring and winter. From late spring to fall the region is subjected to heavy rainfall. Spring is the hottest season.


To bloom the plant reduce water and temperature for a short time in the winter. Species can tolerate different potting media conditions. Water frequently during summer and growing season. Keep plants in shade when flowers appear to retain color.


Paphiopedilum appletonianum album Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. album White on petals, lip is green, green spehals
Paphiopedilum appletonianum aureum Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. aureum Brown on petals, lip is yellow, green spehals


Common Names: Appleton's Paphiopedilum


Paphiopedilum appletonianum habitat

Paphiopedilum appletonianum in its habitat

  1. Cordula appletoniana (Gower)Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium appletonianum Gower 1893
  3. Cypripedium bullenianum var appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe 1893
  4. Cypripedium poyntzianum O'Brien 1894
  5. Cypripedium waltersianum Kranzlin 1898
  6. Cypripedium wolterianum Kranzlin 1895
  7. Paphiopedilum angustifolium R.F.Guo & Z.J.Liu 2002
  8. Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. album Asher ex O.Gruss 2000
  9. Paphiopedilum appletonianum f. immaculatum (Braem) Braem 1998
  10. Paphiopedilum appletonianum var hainanense [Fowlie] Braeme 1999
  11. Paphiopedilum appletonianum var. immaculatum Braem 1988
  12. Paphiopedilum appletonianum var poyntzianum [O'Brien] Pfitzer 1903
  13. Paphiopedilum cerveranum Braem 1999
  14. Paphiopedilum cerveranum forma viride Braem 1999
  15. Paphiopedilum hainanense Fowlie 1987
  16. Paphiopedilum hookerae [Rchb.f ex Hook.f] Stein subsp appletonianum [Gower] M.W.Wood 1977
  17. Paphiopedilum puberulum Lei & Zhang 2002
  18. Paphiopedilum robisonii forma viride Braeme 1998
  19. Paphiopedilum tridentatum Chen Liu & Zhang 2001
  20. Paphiopedilum wolterianum [Kranzlin] Pfitzer 1903