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Paphiopedilum niveum

Paphiopedilum niveum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. niveum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum niveum
[Rchb.f] Stein 1895


Paphiopedilum niveum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the in the summer with one 7 cm flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in cracks with limestone and on mossy tree trunks in Lang Kawi Islands of Malaysia at elevations of 9 to 60 meters. The area is subjected to heavy rain in the fall. From winter to spring there are drizzles and fog.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Water regularly about every four to five days. Reduce watering during the winter and increase watering during the fall. Bright light promotes flowering.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Snow-White Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cordula nivea [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium concolor var. niveum Rchb.f 1883
  3. *Cypripedium niveum Rchb.f 1869
  4. Cypripedium niveum var. album auct. in ?
  5. Paphiopedilum niveum f. album (auct.) O.Gruss 1999

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