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Paphiopedilum hookerae

Paphiopedilum hookerae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. hookerae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum hookerae
(Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1895


Paphiopedilum hookerae is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

The plant blooms in the spring with a single 10 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

The plant is found growing on sandstone hills covered in moss in Sarawak, East Malaysia and in Kalimantan, Borneo at elevations of 600 to 760 meters. The area is subjected to its heaviest rains during the fall and intense rain during the winter. Spring is the hottest season and summer is cool.

CultureEdit

Keep the plant in moderately bright light to partial shade. Plant should be grown in a intermediate to warm area. Pot in medium fir bark and perlite.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Hooker's Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cordula hookerae [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium barbatum var hookerae Regel 1876
  3. *Cypripedium hookerae Rchb. f. 186

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