Paphiopedilum venustum (Wall. ex Sims) Pfitzer

Charming Paphiopedilum

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Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Paphiopedilum

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

Blooms winter and spring. Erect terminal 5" inflorescence, purple, pubescent. Single flower to 3.5" diameter. Leaves blue-green to light green, mottled, purple below.

Humid environment and well watered.

History: 

Published in Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 19: 165 in 1888.

Basionym Cypripedium venustum Wall. - published in Bot. Mag. 47: 2129 in 1820 and Bot. Reg. 10: 788 in 1824.

Native to India.

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