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21a. Paphiopedilum villosum var. villosum

紫毛兜兰(原变种) zi mao dou lan (yuan bian zhong)

Cypripedium villosum Lindley, Gard. Chron. 1854: 135. 1854; Cordula villosa (Lindley) Rolfe.

Peduncle, pedicel, and ovary with purple or sometimes whitish hairs. Dorsal sepal 3.5-4.5 cm wide, greenish to yellowish, centrally with a deep maroon or blackish maroon and darker-veined area. Floral bract slightly longer than pedicel and ovary. Fl. Nov-Mar. 2n = 26.

Tree trunks or branches in open forests, sunny cliffs; 1200-1800 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo) [NE India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

Paphiopedilum ×petchleungianum O. Gruss (Orchidee (Hamburg) 52: 611. 2001), a natural hybrid between this taxon and P. dianthum, was described from Wenshan of SE Yunnan. Its flower is similar to that of this taxon, but its petals are narrower and longer and its staminode very similar to that of P. dianthum.


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