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Paphiopedilum wentworthianum

Paph. wentworthianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. wentworthianum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum wentworthianum
Schoser & Fowlie 1968


Paphiopedilum wentworthianum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 8 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing deep in the forest in humus, moss and leaf litter in Kieta and Bougainville in the Solomon Islands at elevations of 820 to 1800 meters. The habitat is constantly wet and has infrequent rains during the summer and heavy rains during the winter.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in areas with shade and intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain and open mix such as medium fir bark, perlite and sphagnum moss. Water regularly about every three to four days. Keep the potting media moist but not wet. Do not let media dry out. To induce blooming reduce watering between seasons. Plant is sensitive to salts. Keep humidity high.

NamingEdit

Common Names:Wentworth's Paphiopedilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Paphiopedilum denisii Schoser 1971

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