Paphiopedilum concolor

Paph. concolor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. concolor
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum concolor
(Bateman) Pfitzer 1888

Paphiopedilum concolor is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring to late summer with two to three flowers. Flowers are 7 cm wide and fragrant with the scent of apples.


Plants are found growing near water on limestone, moss, or leaf litter in cracks and hanging on rocks in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Vietnam at elevations of 0 to 1060 meters. The area is subjected to dry and foggy winters and wet weather in summer and fall.


Plant should be grown in areas with shade to moderate light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. The plant is also sensitive to salts. Plant requires a cool dry rest in the winter with temperatures as low as 43°F. Bright light helps induce flowering. The color of the flower is richer when buds are left in the shade.


Paphiopedilum concolor longipetalum Paphiopedilum concolor var. longipetalum Sepals and petals are long and spotted. Lip is white.


Common Names: The One Colored Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula concolor Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium concolor Lindl. ex bateman 1865
  3. Cypripedium concolor Bateman. 1865
  4. Cypripedium concolor var. chlorophyllum Rchb.f. 1886
  5. Cypripedium concolor var. reynieri Rchb.f. 1886
  6. Cypripedium concolor var. sulphurinum Rchb.f. 1888
  7. Cypripedium concolor var. tonkinense God.-Leb. in ?
  8. Cypripedium tankinense Godefroy ?
  9. Cypripedium tonkinense Linden 1886
  10. Paphiopedilum concolor f. sulphurinum (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss 2001
  11. Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. chlorophyllum (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977
  12. Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. reynieri (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977
  13. Paphiopedilum concolor var. dahuaense Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2000
  14. Paphiopedilum concolor var. immaculatum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2000

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