Paphiopedilum argus

Paph. argus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. argus
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum argus
(Rchb. f.) Stein 1892

Paphiopedilum argus is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 10 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on tree trunks with thick moss in Luzon, Philippines at elevations of 1200 to 1700 meters. Spring is hot with hot temperatures. Summer and winter has heavy rains and fall has in frequent rains.


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and cool to intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Water regularly about every four to five days. To induce blooming reduce watering and temperature in the winter. Keep the mix moist at all times


Common Names:Argus Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula Argus Rolfe 1912
  2. *Cypripedium argus Rchb. f. 1873
  3. Cypripedium argus subvar nigricans Veitch
  4. Cypripedium barbatum var argus Vos. ?
  5. Cypripedium moensianum auct. 1887
  6. Cypripedium moensii auct. 1893
  7. Cypripedium pitcherianum Manda 1887
  8. Paphiopedilum argus var. moesii [Linden] Stein 1892
  9. Paphiopedilum argus var nigricans Hort ex Stein 1892
  10. Paphiopedilum argus var. sriwanae (Koop.) O.Gruss 1994
  11. Paphiopedilum sriwanae Koop. 1991