Paphiopedilum argus (Rchb.f.) Stein
  • Orchid.-Buch: 453 (1892) 


Notes: Distribution: Philippines (Luzon)

General Description

A terrestrial herb. Leaves 3–5, narrowly elliptic, minutely tridentate at acute apex, 9–24 cm long, 2–4.5 cm wide, ciliate on basal margins, mottled pale and dark green above, purplish at base below. Inflorescence 1-flowered; peduncle elongate, 30–45 cm long, purple or green, mottled purple, shortly pubescent; bract elliptic, subacute to acuminate, 2–4.5 cm long, 1.5–1.8 cm wide, green, with purplish mid-vein, pubescent and ciliate. Flower 6–8 cm across; pedicel and ovary 5–8 cm long, green, pubescent. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, 3.4–4.7 cm long, 3–3.9 cm wide, white veined green and purple-spotted towards base. Synsepal ovate-elliptic, acute, 4–4.4 cm long, 1.7–2.1 cm wide, white veined green. Petals deflexed-recurved, ligulate, acute, 4.5–6.5 cm long, 1.1–1.8 cm wide, white veined green, purple at apex, heavily spotted with maroon, margin bearing long purple-maroon hairs in basal half and shorter ones towards apex. Lip green, flushed pink with dark green veins, 4–4.5 cm long, 2.1–2.5 cm wide, glandular-pubescent within; side-lobes maroon-spotted. Staminode lunate, 7–9 mm long, 11 mm wide, pale brownish green, veined green, pubescent; apical side-lobes sickle-shaped, acute. 2n = 38.

Distribution

Philippines (Luzon: Ifugao, Benguet, Quezon Province); 1200–2000(–2700) m altitude.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Tropical Malesia Philippines

  Bibliography

  • 1 Cribb, P.J. The Genus Paphiopedilum. 437 (Natural History Publications: Borneo, Malaysia, 1998).
  • 2 Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum. Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.
  • 3 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 4 Reichenbach, H.G. Original description of Paphiopedilum argus. (1892).

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