Paphiopedilum glanduliferum

Paphiopedilum glanduliferum

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

Paphiopedilum glanduliferum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with two to three 10 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in mossy crevices and limestone cliffs of Irian Jaya Coast, Northwestern New Guinea, and Indonesia at elevations of 0 to 1700 meters. The area has small climate changes and usually has high humidity and medium amounts of rainfall


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 or sphagnum moss. Water regularly about every four to five days. To induce blooming give the plant a short rest in the winter. The plant is difficult to establish.


Paphiopedilum praestans Paphiopedilum glanduliferum var. praestans Sepals yellow and spotted and dorsal sephal is white and stripped. Lip is green


Common Names: The Gland-Bearing Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula glandulifera (Blume) Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium gardineri Guillemard 1886
  3. *Cypripedium glanduliferum Blume 1848
  4. Cypripedium glanduliferum Veitch 1849
  5. Paphiopedilum gardineri (Guillemard) Pfitzer 1894
  6. Paphiopedilum glanduliferum var. gardineri (Guillemard) Braem 1988
  7. Paphiopedilum glandiferum var gardinieri sensu Braem 1988
  8. Paphiopedilum glanduliferum var. kimballianum (Linden & Rodigas) Fowlie 1991
  9. Cypripedium gardineri Guillemard (1886).
  10. Cypripedium praestans Rchb.f.(1886).
  11. Cypripedium praestans var. kimballianum Linden & Rodigas(1890).
  12. Paphiopedilum praestans (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer(1894).
  13. Cordula praestans (Rchb.f.) Rolfe (1912).

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