Paphiopedilum mastersianum

Paphiopedilum mastersianum

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

Paphiopedilum mastersianum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


The plant blooms from summer to fall with a single 7.5 cm wide flower.


The plant is found growing in leaf litter in the forested areas of Ceram and Buru, Indonesia at elevations of 910 to 1800 meters. The area is subjected to infrequent rains in the summer and heavy rains during the winter..


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. Paphiopedilum mastersianum is sensitive to salt buildup in its potting media. To induce blooming reduce watering in the winter. Plant grows best in shade.


Common Names:Master's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula mastersiana [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912
  2. *Cypripedium mastersianum Rchb. f. 1879
  3. Paphiopedilum mastersianum var. mohrianum (Braem) Koop. 2000
  4. Paphiopedilum mohrianum Braem 1989

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