Paphiopedilum:

Paphiopedilum Species and Hybrids

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following are 
MATURE, blooming size plants that have BLOOMED AT LEAST ONCE PREVIOUSLY and should bloom within a year in their upcoming blooming season.


The Paphiopedilums (genus Paphiopedilum) – often abbreviated Paph and colloquially known as paphs in horticulture – are flowering plants in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). It contains about 80 accepted species nowadays, some of which are natural hybrids. These slipper orchids are native to South ChinaIndiaSoutheast Asia and the Pacific Islands, and form their own subtribe, the Paphiopedilinae.

Paphiopedilum species naturally occur among humus layers as terrestrials on the forest floor, while a few are true epiphytes and some are lithophytes. These sympodial orchids lack pseudobulbs. Instead, they grow robust shoots, each with several leaves; some are hemicryptophytes. The leaves can be short and rounded or long and narrow, and typically have a mottled pattern. When older shoots die, newer ones take over. Each new shoot only blooms once when it is fully grown, producing a raceme between the fleshy, succulent leaves. The roots are thick and fleshy. Potted plants form a tight lump of roots that, when untangled, can be up to 1 m long.

Members of this genus are considered highly collectible by orchid fanciers due to the curious and unusual form of their flowers. Along with CypripediumMexipediumPhragmipedium and Selenipedium, the genus is a member of the subfamily Cypripedioideae, commonly referred to as the "lady's-slippers" or "slipper orchids" due to the unusual shape of the pouch-like labellum of the flower. The pouch traps insects seeking nectar, and to leave again they have to climb up past the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia.

The paphiopedilums are among the most widely cultivated and hybridized of orchid genera. Spectacular new species are being discovered every now and then; for example the Golden Slipper Orchid (P. armeniacum), discovered in 1979 and described in 1982, amazed growers of orchids by the extraordinary beauty of its golden flowers. In addition, growers have bred thousands of interspecific hybrids and registered them with the Royal Horticultural Society in London over the years.

These orchids are relatively easy to grow indoors, as long as conditions that mimic their natural habitats are created. Most species thrive in moderate to high humidity (50-70%), moderate temperatures ranging from 13 to 35 degrees Celsius and low light of 12,000 to 20,000 lux. Modern hybrids are typically easier to grow in artificial conditions than their parent species. [by Wikipedia]

(Paph. ang-thong var. alba 'In-Charm' x niveum 'Pathana' FCC/AOS) x Paph. niveum 'In-Charm' BM/TPS @ $17.

posted Sep 6, 2013, 12:41 PM by T NP   [ updated Jan 16, 2014, 2:31 PM ]

(Paph. ang-thong var. alba 'In-Charm' x niveum 'Pathana' FCC/AOS)
x Paph. niveum 'In-Charm' BM/TPS

Well-established Mature Blooming Size plants with new growth(s).
In 2.25" pots - 5"+ Leaf Span. Reg. @ $17.

(Paph. malipoense x Paph. delenatii var. vinicolor (Dunkel)) @ $33.

posted May 3, 2013, 12:20 PM by T NP   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 12:40 PM ]


Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz
(Paph. malipoense x Paph. delenatii var. vinicolor (Dunkel))

An exciting remake of this long favorite hybrid, using the newly-discovered vinicolor form of delenatii. Indeed, quite a few bloomed with more pink on the pouch and petals. Pictured is Lynleigh Koopowitz with the normal delenatii color form. Very easy to grow and bloom. 

Well-established Mature Blooming Size plants with new growth.
In 4.25" pots - 7"+ Leaf Span. Reg. @ $33.

Paph. delenatii var. alba x sib. @ $42.

posted Feb 26, 2013, 12:58 PM by T NP   [ updated Sep 25, 2013, 12:46 PM ]

Paph. delenatii var. alba x sib.

This is the white color form of Paph. delenatii. Pure white with striking yellow staminode.

Well-established Mature Blooming Size plants with new growth.
In 4.25" pots - 5"+ Leaf Span. Reg. @ $42.

Paph. delenatii var. alba x primulinum 'Sunshine'

posted Feb 26, 2013, 12:58 PM by T NP   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 8:26 AM ]

Paph. delenatii var. alba x primulinum 'Sunshine'

Paph. Fairly Stoned

posted Dec 21, 2012, 8:58 AM by T NP   [ updated Feb 26, 2013, 12:54 PM ]

Paph. Fairly Stoned

Paph. vietnamense x sib.

posted Dec 21, 2012, 8:51 AM by T NP   [ updated May 5, 2013, 3:54 PM ]

Paph. vietnamense x sib.

Paph. delenatii var. vinicolor (Dunkel) x delenatii

posted Dec 21, 2012, 8:48 AM by T NP   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 8:18 AM ]



Paph. delenatii var. vinicolor (Dunkel) x delenatii

A sibling cross with the newly-discovered vinicolor form of this species.

Paph. primulinum x sib.

posted Dec 15, 2012, 2:37 PM by T NP   [ updated Feb 26, 2013, 12:52 PM ]

Paph. primulinum x sib.

Paph. Saigon Pearl

posted Dec 18, 2011, 8:27 AM by T NP   [ updated May 5, 2013, 3:54 PM ]


Paph. Saigon Pearl


Paph. Nike's Sunny Delight

posted Dec 18, 2011, 8:26 AM by T NP   [ updated Feb 26, 2013, 12:52 PM ]

Paph. Nike's Sunny Delight

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