Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

Paph. hirsutissimum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. hirsutissimum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum
(Lindl. ex Hook. f.) Pfitzer 1892

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the winter with a single 10 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on humus at the base of trees and on mossed covered rocks. In the winter and spring the area has periodic drizzles and high humidity. In the summer to fall there is heavy rains.


Plant in areas with moderately bright light and cool to intermediate temperatures. Keep mix moist but not wet. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Species can tolerate many different potting mediums. Water regularly about every four to five days and reduce watering in the winter. To induce blooming give heavy watering from summer to fall and lower temperatures and withold watering for around thirty days.


Paph hirsutissimum var esquirolei Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var esquirolei Sepals green with brown and purple, and dorsal sephal is purple and spotted. Lip is green and spotted
Paph hirsutissimum var album Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var album Sepals green and white, dorsal sephal is green. Lip is green


Common Names:The Shaggy Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula hirsutissima [Lindl. ex Hook. f.] Rolfe 1912
  2. *Cypripedium hirsutissimum Lindl. ex Hook. f. 1857
  3. Paphiopedilum chiwuanum Tang & F.T.Wang 1951
  4. Paphiopedilum esquirolei var. chiwuanum (Tang & F.T.Wang) Braem & Chiron 2003;
  5. Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. chiwuanum (Tang & F.T.Wang) P.J.Cribb 1987