Paphiopedilum urbanianum

Paph. urbanianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. urbanianum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum urbanianum
Fowlie 1981

Paphiopedilum urbanianum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 10.5 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on the jungle floor in leaf litter in Mindoro, Philippines at elevations of 460 to 760 meters. The habitat is subjected to heavy rains in the winter, spring, and summer. Fall is humid and spring is the hottest season.


Plant should be grown in areas with moderately 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. To induce blooming reduce watering in the winter and keep temperatures low for three weeks. Plant prefers high humidity


Common Names:Urban's Paphiopedilum


  1. Paphiopedilum urbanianum f. alboviride Braem 1998