Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum

Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. lawrenceanum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum
(Rchb. f.) Pfitzer 1888

Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 12.5 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on limestone rocks with leaf litter, in the forest of on Sabah, Borneo at elevations of 300 to 400 meters. The area is subjected to light rains in the summer and heavy rains during the fall. Spring is the hottest season.


Plant should be grown in areas with moderate to bright light and intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly about every four to five days and increase watering rate during the summer. Plant is tolerant to different mediums.


Paphiopedilum hookerae var. volonteanum Paphiopedilum hookerae var. volonteanum Sepals are purple and green. Petals are purple, lip is purple and green.


Common Names: Lawrence's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula lawrenceana Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium hyeanum L.Linden & Rodigas 1886
  3. *Cypripedium lawrenceanum Rchb. f. 1878
  4. Cypripedium lawrenceanum var. hyeanum L.Linden & Rodigas in ?
  5. Paphiopedilum barbatum subsp. lawrenceanum (Rchb.f.) M.W.Wood 1976
  6. Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum f. hyeanum (L.Linden & Rodigas) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999
  7. Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum var. hyeanum (L.Linden & Rodigas) Braem 1988

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