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PAPHIOPEDILUM FAIRIEANUM:   In 2002 I was at Tezpur. Dr Ashish Kar was woking as a research scholar at the Defence Research Laboratory at Tezpur. We were friends. One day he gave me a plant and told me that he has collected it from Arunachal Pradesh and the name of the orchid is Lady’s Slipper. One Dr Chakraborty from Gouhati university told me that this orchid will not bloom at Tezpur or any other area in the plains. I carried this orchid to Binnaguri where I was posted and in 2004 I saw the first flower. After my retirement I settled at Cooch Behar in 2005. It gave beautiful flowers for two years. Unfortunately I lost this wonderful orchid. It has been kindly idendified for me by Dr Datla C S Raju, who does not requre much introduction. I am thankful to him. Attaching an image of that beauty.


 

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Synonyms:
Cypripedium fairrieanum Lindl., Gard. Chron. 1857: 740 (1857).
Cordula fairrieana (Lindl.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 20: 2 (1912).
Cypripedium assamicum Linden ex K.Koch & Fintelm., Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 1: 170 (1858).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. bohlmannianum Matho, Orchideenbrief 1(42): 1 (1942).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. giganteum Pradhan, Indian Orchids: Guide Identif. & Cult. 2: 674 (1979).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. nigrescens Pradhan, Indian Orchids: Guide Identif. & Cult. 2: 674 (1979).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum f. bohlmannianum (Matho) Braem, Orchidées Cult. Protect. 36: 35 (1998).
Family: Orchdiaceae
Distribution: E. Himalaya to Assam, Bhutan.
Pic taken at KFBG, Hong Kong.

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein, Orchid.-Buch: 467 (1892).
Synonyms:
Cypripedium fairrieanum Lindl., Gard. Chron. 1857: 740 (1857).
Cordula fairrieana (Lindl.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 20: 2 (1912).
Cypripedium assamicum Linden ex K.Koch & Fintelm., Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 1: 170 (1858).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. bohlmannianum Matho, Orchideenbrief 1(42): 1 (1942).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. giganteum Pradhan, Indian Orchids: Guide Identif. & Cult. 2: 674 (1979).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum var. nigrescens Pradhan, Indian Orchids: Guide Identif. & Cult. 2: 674 (1979).
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum f. bohlmannianum (Matho) Braem, Orchidées Cult. Protect. 36: 35 (1998).
Family: Orchdiaceae
Distribution: E. Himalaya to Assam, Bhutan.
Pic taken at KFBG, Hong Kong.

These Paphiopedilum flowers have everything

  differrent colours

  different shapes of sepals and petals

  different markings and designs on the perianth

  and lastly a characteristic lip

No wonder who will not love it……………

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Orchid For ID : Flower Show,Mumbai : 09FEB17 : AK-16 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

An Orchid plant seen at the Flower Show in Mumbai.

Lady Slipper Orchid?


Yes this is Paphiopedilum fairrieanum

Thanks a lot for sharing


Thanks for the correct id.
I had posted a similar one from Flower Show earlier.
It was identified as Paphiopedilum venustum.
Can you kindly validate it?


 

 

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Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 to 7 mb each. 

Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 30 November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.

Habitat: Cultivated


Very pretty. I like this plant so much. It was available in HK at 700 HK Dollars !!!

One of the prettiest Slipper Orchid from India.


Thank you … It is not illegal to transport, is it?


 

 
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