Paphiopedilum godefroyae

Paphiopedilum godefroyae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. godefroyae
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum godefroyae
[Godefroy Lebeuf]Stein 1895

Paphiopedilum godefroyae is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the in the spring with one to two 7 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in limestone pits and on trees with moss in Bird's nest Island, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia at 3 to 25 meters in elevation. The area is subjected to rain in the late spring to fall and dry winters with drizzle and fog.


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and intermediate to cool temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. The plant is also sensitive to salts. To induce blooming withold water and lower the temperature for three weeks in the winter. and give bright light. Rhizomes of this plant are easily broken.


Paphiopedilum godefroyae var leucochilum Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. leucochilum Sepals are wider and spotted. Petals are spotted and the lip is white.


Common Names: Mrs. Godefroy's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula godefroyae [Godefroye-LeBeuf] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium godefroye Godefroye-LeBeuf 1883
  3. Cypripedium concolor Batem. var. godefroyae [Godefroye-LeBeuf] Hemsley 1891
  4. Paphiopedilum ang-thong Fowlie 1977
  5. Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. album O.Gruss 2002
  6. Paphiopedilum leucochilum Fowlie 1975
  7. Cypripedilum godefroye var lecochilum Rolfe 1894
  8. Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. leucochilum (Rolfe) Braem & Chiron 2003
  9. Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. ang-thong (Fowlie) Braem 1988
  10. Paphiopedilum leucochilum [Rolfe] Fowlie 1975

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