Paphiopedilum armeniacum

Paph armeniacum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. armeniacum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum armeniacum
S.C. Chen & F.Y. Liu 1982

Paphiopedilum armeniacum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in China.


The plant size is small compared to other paphiopedilum species. The plant blooms from late fall to early spring with one flower per an inflorence.


Paphiopedilum armeniacum is found in the Yunnan province of China at elevations from 1000 to 2000 meters. It is found on limestone cliffs and slopes. The habitat is subjected to constant light fog in the winter and heavy rain in the summer.


Paphiopedilum armeniacum should be kept in areas with intermediate to cool temperatures from around 32F to 87F with moderately bright light. Watering and temperatures must be reduced during the winter. The plant is sensitive to salts in the roots and be kept in a mix with good circulation such as in a mix with greater proportions of perlite or sphagnum moss than usual. Many growers keep plants in baskets since rhizomes produce growths about 14 cm. away from mother plant. Keep humidity at 60 to 80%


named after Prunus armeniaca apricot tree due to color

Common Names: Golden Slipper Orchid, The Apricot Orange Paphiopedilum


Paphiopedilum armeniacum habitat

Paph. armeniacum in its habitat

  1. Paphiopedilum armeniacum f. markii (O.Gruss) Braem in G.J.Braem, C.O.Baker & M.L.Baker 1998
  2. Paphiopedilum armeniacum var. markii O.Gruss 1997
  3. Paphiopedilum armeniacum var. mark-fun Fowlie 1987
  4. Paphiopedilum armeniacum var. parviflorum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2001
  5. Paphiopedilum armeniacum var. undulatum Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang 2001


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