ORCHIDACEAE: Lady Slipper Orchids – Paphiopedilum villosum (Lindl.) Stein:  Paphiopedilum villosum (Lindl.) Stein, Orchid.-Buch: 490 (1892).
Cypripedium villosum Lindl., Gard. Chron. 1854: 135 (1854).
Cordula villosa (Lindl.) Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 20: 2 (1912).
Distribution: Assam to S. China
Current Location: Gangtok, Sikkim during National Orchid Conference.
Note: This plant is again protected under Wildlife Protection Act of India and hence this should not be collected or sold in market.

MS Dec.2016/08 Paphiopedilum villosum ? : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Near Sairep village, Mizoram
Altitude : : ca 1,450 m.
Date : 29-11-2016
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

Is this growing on its own on tree or someone planted it?

This is rare and protected species in india.

Thanks a lot for sharing.


Paphiopedilum villosum from UCBG-GS21032021-6 : 2 images.

Paphiopedilum villosum (Lindl.) Stein

Another orchid from NE India to China, grown in University of California Botanical Garden, photographed on 21-4-2019.

Yes Paphiopedilum villosum plus P. lowii in the back.