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Paphiopedilum gigantifolium

Paph gigantifolium

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. gigantifolium
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum gigantifolium
Braem, Baker & Baker 1997


Paphiopedilum gigantifolium is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Blooms from spring to early fall and slowly develop on stems for up to three years. Plant blooms with up to six flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in limestone cliffs or in leaf detritus in southern Sulawesi from 0 to 980 meters. Plants are usually found near water. The area is subjected to constant rainfall with the highest amounts from fall to spring.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in areas with moderate to bright light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Water regularly about every three days. Maintain high humidity from 70 to 85%.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Giant-Leaf Paphiopedilum

SynonymEdit

  1. Paphiopedilum ayubii Hort. ex Parnata 1997

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