Paphiopedilum barbatum

Paph. barbatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. barbatum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum barbatum
(Lindl.) Pfitzer 1888

Paphiopedilum barbatum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the summer and winter with a single 8 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in mossy forest floor on tree trunks and granite boulders of Penang, Guanong Beor through Gunong Opbir, Malaysia at elevations of 480 to 1200 meters. The area is subjected to infrequent rains from winter to spring and heavy rain in the winter.


Plant should be grown in areas with shade and cool to intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Water regularly about every four to five days. To induce blooming reduce watering in the spring and winter.


Common Names:The Bearded Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula barbata (Lindl.) Rolfe 1912
  2. *Cypripedium barbatum Lindl 1841
  3. Cypripedium purpuratum Wight 1851
  4. Cypripedium warnerianum Rchb.f. ex Wittm. 1883
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