Paphiopedilum charlesworthii

Paph charlesworthii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. charlesworthii
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
(Rolfe) Pfitzer 1895

Paphiopedilum charlesworthii is a species of Paphiopedilum named after an english nursury.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a 8 cm wide flower. Flowers are long lasting.


Plants are found in Assam India, Myanamar, Thailand, and SW China growing on limestone crevices at 1200 to 1600 meters. The region is subjected to drizzle and fog in winter and spring. In Summer to fall the region has heavy rainfall.


Keep plants moderately lighted to bright light with humidity at 60 to 80% with an intermediate temperatures. To induce blooming, with hold watering and maintain a low cool temperature, ie. 55°F during winter nights. Plant is easy to grow and keep the flower bud in shade to enrich the flower's color.


Common Names: The Charlesworth Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula charlesworthii [Rolfe] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium charlesworthii Rolfe 1893
  3. Cypripedium crawshayae O'Brien 1898
  4. Paphiopedilum charlesworthii f. crawshayae (O'Brien) O.Gruss 1999
  5. Paphiopedilum charlesworthii f. sandowiae Braem 1998