Paphiopedilum papuanum

Paphiopedilum papuanum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. papuanum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum papuanum
(Ridl. ex Rendle) L.O. Williams 1946

Paphiopedilum papuanum is a species of [[Paphiopedilum]


Plant blooms from summer to fall with a single flower.


Plants are found growing in leaf litter and granite soil in Irian Jaya, Indonesia and in Arfak Mountains in west Papua Guinea at elevations of 790 to 1000 meters. The area is subjected to heavy rains from winter to spring and drizzles and high humidity in the summer.


Keep plants moderate to bright light with humidity at 60 to 80% with an intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium 70% fir bark and 30% perlite.


Common Names: The Papua Paphiopedilum


  1. *Cypripedium papuanum Ridl. ex Rendle 1915
  2. Paphiopediulm zieckianum Schoser 1967

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