Paphiopedilum bullenianum

Paph. bullenianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. bullenianum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum bullenianum
[Rchb.f] Pfitzer 1894

Paphiopedilum bullenianum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 8.25 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in the mangrove swamps on moss covered rocks and in leaf litter in East Malaysia and Borneo at elevations of 0 to 1115 meters. The habitat is constantly wet and subjected to heavy rain during the fall, hot and humid weather during the spring, and drizzles during the summer. Summer is the coolest month.


Grow in intermediate to warm temperatures of 60° to 80°F in the summer and 78° to 57°F in the winter. Grow in partial shade. Potting media should be open and well drained. Water frequently during summer and growing season. Keep plants in shade when flowers appear to retain a rich color. To bloom the plant reduce water and temperature for a short time in the winter.


Common Names:Bullen's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula amablis [Haller f.] Merril 1921
  2. Cordula bulleniana [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912
  3. *Cypripedium bullenianum Rchb.f 1865
  4. Cypripedium hookerae var amabile [Haller f.] Kranzlin 1897
  5. Cypripedium hookerae var bullenianum Veitch 1889
  6. Cypripedium robinsonii Ridley 1915
  7. Paphiopedium amabile Hallier f. 1895
  8. Paphiopedilum bullenianum var celebensis [Fowlie & Birk] Cribb 1987
  9. Paphiopedilum bullenianum var. johorense (Fowlie & Yap) Braem, C.O.Baker & M.L.Baker 1999
  10. Paphiopedilum celebesensis Fowlie & Birk 1980
  11. PAphiopedilum ceramensis Birk 1983
  12. Paphiopedilum hookerae var bullenianum [Rchb.f] Kerchove 1894
  13. Paphiopedilum johorensis Fowlie & Yap 1972
  14. Paphiopedilum linii Schoser 1966
  15. Paphiopedilum robinsonii [Ridley] Ridley 1924
  16. Paphiopedilum tortipetalum Fowlie 1985
  17. Paphiopedilum tortisepalum Cribb 1987

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