Paphiopedilum javanicum

Paphiopedilum javanicum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. javanicum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum javanicum
(Reinw. ex Blume) Pfitzer 1888

Paphiopedilum javanicum is a species of Paphiopedilum


Plant blooms from winter to summer with one flower 10 cm in width.


Plants are found in thick wet humus between boulders in Java, Bala, and Flores, Indonesia at elevations of 910 to 1700 meters. The region is subjected to dry fall and summer seasons. In spring an winter the area has heavy rains.


Paphiopedilum javanicum habitat

Paph. javanicum in habitat

Keep plants moderately light with humidity at 60 to 80% with an intermediate temperatures. To induce blooming, with hold watering and maintain a low cool temperature, ie. 55°F during winter nights. Plant is easy to grow.


Paph. javanicum album Paphiopedilum javanicum var. album Flower has green petals and sepals, green lip
Paphiopedilum javanicum var virens Paphiopedilum javanicum var. virens Flower has green petals and green sepals with purple edge, green lip


Common Names: The Java Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula javanica Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium javanicum Reinw. ex Blume 1823
  3. Paphiopedilum javanicum f. nymphenburgianum (Roeth & O.Gruss) P.J.Cribb 1998
  4. Paphiopedilum javanicum var. nymphenburgianum Roeth & O.Gruss 1997

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