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Paphiopedilum vietnamense

Paph. vietnamense

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. vietnamense
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum vietnamense
O. Gruss & Perner 1999


Paphiopedilum vietnamense is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from early winter to spring with a single 10 to 12 cm flower. The habitat is dry and humid from late fall to early spring and receives heavy rain from spring to early fall.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on primary forest on cliffs in Northern Vietnam at elevation of 350 to 1400 meters.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in areas with moderately light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in medium fir bark and perlite. To induce blooming reduce watering in the winter for four to six nights. While blooming, more shade will produce darker and longer lasting flowers.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Vietnamese Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Paphiopedilum hilamari Sengh. & Schlechter 1999
  2. Paphiopedilum mirabile Cavestro & Chiron 1999

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