Paphiopedilum superbiens

Paphiopedilum superbiens

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

Paphiopedilum superbiens is a species of Paphiopedilum


Plant blooms in the spring with a up to two 10 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in leaf litter in the coniferous forest of Central Sumatra, Indonesia at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters. The area is subjected to heavy rain from winter to spring and light rains from summer to fall.


Keep plants in moderate lighting 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. Plant tolerates different mediums. To induce blooming, reduce watering and lower temperatures during the winter.


Paphiopedilum superbiens f. album Paphiopedilum superbiens f. album Lip is green. Sepal is white with green stripes, Petal is green


Common Names: The Outstanding Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula superbiens Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium barbatum var. superbum E.Morren 1883
  3. Cypripedium barbatum var. veitchii Van Houtte 1861
  4. Cypripedium curtisii var. sanderae Curtis in ?
  5. *Cypripedium superbiens Rchb.f 1855
  6. Cypripedium veitchianum Lindley 1865
  7. Paphiopedilum superbiens f. sanderae (Curtis) M.W.Wood 1975
  8. Paphiopedilum superbiens var. sanderae (Curtis) Braem 1988
  9. Paphiopedilum veitchianum Lem. 1865

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