Paphiopedilum gratrixianum

Paphiopedilum Gratrixianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. gratrixianum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum gratrixianum
(Mast.) Guillaumin 1924

Paphiopedilum gratrixianum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 8 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on mossy granite in the cloud forest from Pak Song, Laos through northern Vietnam at elevations of 910 to 1900 meters. The area is subjected to high humidity and drizzles in the winter and heavy rains in the summer. Spring is the hottest month.


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


Paphiopedilum gratrixianum daoense Paphiopedilum insigne var. daoense Sepals is white with red spots. Petals and lip are yellow.
Paphiopedilum gratrixianum Paphiopedilum insigne variant Sepals is white with red spots. Petals and lip are cream.


Common Names:Gratix's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula gratrixiana [Masters[ Rolfe 1912
  2. *Cypripedium gratrixianum Masters 1905
  3. Paphiopedilum gratrixianum var. daoense Aver. 2002
  4. Paphiopedilum villosum var affine [De Wildeman] Braem 1988
  5. Paphiopedilum villosum var gratixianum [Masters] Braem 1988

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