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Paphiopedilum insigne

Paphiopedilum insigne

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. insigne
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum insigne
[Lindley]Pfitz 1888


Paphiopedilum insigne is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in late fall to winter with one 12.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Paph. insigne is found in Assam,Meghalaya,Manipur states of India and in Nepal and in some regions of Myamar on high cliffs near water at elevations of 910 to 1500 meters. The region has wet and heavy rainfall in the summer and dry and humid winters with heavy fog.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and intermediate temperatures. Pot in medium fir bark and perlite. To induce blooming reduce watering in the winter for four to six nights. Keep humidity at 60 to 80%. Plant grows during the spring.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Paph. insigne sanderianum Paphiopedilum insigne fma. sanderianum Sepals is white with green stripes. Petals and lip are yellow.
Paph insigne yellow Paphiopedilum insigne fma. sanderae Sepals is light green. Petals and lip are yellowish green.
Paph insigne dark Paphiopedilum insigne fma. insigne Sepal has dark spots. Petals and lip has a dark reddish brown color.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Splendid Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cordula insignis Raf. 1838
  2. Cypripedium chantini hort.
  3. Cypripedium insigne Wall ex Lindley 1822
  4. Cypripedium maulei hort.
  5. Paphiopedilum macfarlanei F.G.Mey. 1934

ResourcesEdit

PDF iconCarbon Fixation by Paphiopedilum insigne and Paphiopedilum parishii

PDF iconSub-haploid pollen in Paphiopedilum insigne (Orchidaceae)

PDF iconStudies on the Seed Germination and Embryogenesis in the Cymbidium goeringii Rchb. f. and Paphiopedilum insigne var. sanderae (Japanese)

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