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Paphiopedilum dianthum

Paphiopedilum dianthum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. dianthum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum dianthum
Tang & Wang 1940


Paphiopedilum dianthum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with two to four 15 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on limestone cliffs, in soil or leaf litter in Yunnan, Chinghsi, Guangxi provinces of China, and Northern Vietnam at elevations of 460 to 1060 meters. The area is to fog in the winter and spring, heavy rains in the summer, and a moderate amount of rain during the winter.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly about every four to five days. To induce blooming, reduce watering and lower temperatures in the winter.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Double Flowered Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Paphiopedilum dianthum f. album O.Gruss 2003
  2. Paphiopedilum parishii var dianthum [Tang & Wang] Karasawa & Saito 1982

ResourcesEdit

PDF iconPollination syndromes predict brood-site deceptive pollination by female hoverflies in Paphiopedilum dianthum (Orchidaceae) [Chinese]

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