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Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (Lady slipper orchid)

Lloyds Orchid Garden, Darjeeling

May 2013

The first pic looks like Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum but second pic seems like a hybrid. Please check the difference.

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (Lindl. ex Hook.) Stein, Orchid.-Buch: 470 (1892).
Cypripedium hirsutissimum Lindl. ex Hook., Bot. Mag. 83: t. 4990 (1857).
Cordula hirsutissima (Lindl. ex Hook.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 20: 2 (1912).
Paphiopedilum esquirolei Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 39 (1919).
Cordula esquirolei (Schltr.) Hu, Rhodora 27: 105 (1925).
Paphiopedilum chiwuanum Tang & F.T.Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 56 (1951).
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. esquirolei (Schltr.) K.Karas. & K.Saito, Bull. Hiroshima Bot. Gard. 5: 40 (1982).
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. chiwuanum (Tang & F.T.Wang) P.J.Cribb, Genus Paphiopedilum: 140 (1987).
Paphiopedilum saccopetalum H.S.Hua, Orchidee (Hamburg) 49: 38 (1998).
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum f. viride O.Gruss & Roeth, Caesiana 12: 57 (1999).
Paphiopedilum esquirolei var. chiwuanum (Tang & F.T.Wang) Braem & Chiron, Paphiopedilum: 181 (2003).
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum f. alboviride O.Gruss & Koop., Orchid Digest 72: 129 (2008), contrary Art. 37.4 ICBN (2006).
Distribution: Assam to S. China

Excellent series of photographs

I couldnt fit all in one shot. There must be millions !!


This was recorded from personal collection of Pradhan family at Kalimpong in May 2014…
I hope Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is correct id..

Very beautiful. Yes this is Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics.

Sorry I am a bit skeptic. This could be an hybrid of hirsutissimum and not the pure form.




SK1011 13 MAR-2018 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

LocationGyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4600 ft.
Date : 8 March 2011
Habit : Cultivated
Paphiopedilum hybrid ??

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum.

Thanks a lot for sharing.
Not sure if it was collected from wild or purchased from market.

Thank you for the ID. I brought this plant from Kalingpong, India.
I guess this was collected from wild.


Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum from UCBG-GS21032021-5
2 images.
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum(Lindl. ex Hook.) SteinOrchid from NE India to China grown in University of California Botanical Garden, photographed on 21-4-2019.

Beautiful Paphiopedilium hirsutissimum.

I have this in my balcony here.



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