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Paphiopedilum venustum

Paph venustum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. venustum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum venustum
[Wall. ex Sims] Pfitz. 1888


Paphiopedilum venustum is a species of Paphiopedilum

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 9 cm wide flower.

Paphiopedilum venustum is the first Paphiopedilum identified by European explorers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the jungle on mossy trees, muddy river banks , and cliffs with leaf humus in Assam, Darjeeling, and Sikkim states of India at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters. The area is subjected to heavy rains during the summer and fall, High humidity in the spring and moderate amounts of rain in the winter.

CultureEdit

Keep plants in moderate to shady lighting with humidity at 60 to 80% with an cool to intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. To induce blooming, reduce watering and lower temperatures during the winter.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Paphiopedilum venustum 1 Paphiopedilum venustum variant Sepals and petals are red, lip is red
Paphiopedilum venustum Paphiopedilum venustum var album Sepals and petals are green, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Charming Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cordula venusta [Wall. ex Sims] Rolfe 1912
  2. *Cypripedium venustum Wall. 1820
  3. Paphiopedilum venustum var. bhutanensis Pradhan 1979
  4. Paphiopedilum venustum var. rubrum Pradhan 1979
  5. Paphiopedilum venustum var. teestaensis Pradhan 1979
  6. Stimegas venustum (Wall. ex Sims) Raf. 1838

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