Paphiopedilum tonsum (Rchb.f.) Stein

Bald Paphiopedilum

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Paphiopedilum

Category: Houseplant


Dark green leaves with gray green mottling. Blooms in autumn and winter, 15" inflorescence with purple markings, single flower to 4" diameter.


Published in Orchid.-Buch 488 in 1892.

Basionym Cypripedium tonsum Rchb.f. - Pictured in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cypripedium #6 in 1897.

Native to Borneo and Sumatra.


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