Paphiopedilum bellatulum

Paph. bellatulum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. bellatulum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum bellatulum
[Rchb.f]Stein 1895

Paphiopedilum bellatulum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 6 cm flower.


Plants are found growing on mossy limestone rocks or leaf mold and clay loam in the deciduous forest of Yunnan China, Thailand, and Burma at elevations of 340 to 1600 meters. Plants are usually found near water sources. In the summer the area is subjected to light rains and in the fall and winter the area has heavy rains.


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and intermediate to cool temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. The plant is also sensitive to salts. Plant requires a cool dry rest in the spring to induce blooming.


Paph. bellatulum album Paphiopedilum bellatulum var album Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white.
Paphiopedilum bellatulum yellow Paphiopedilum bellatulum variant Sepals and petals are yellow and spotted. Lip is yellow. Was also known as Paph. Conco-bellatulum
Paphiopedilum bellatulum lite Paphiopedilum bellatulum variant Sepals and petals are white and lightly spotted. Lip is white.


Common Names: Hang's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula bellatula Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium bellatulum Rchb.f 1888
  3. Paphiopedilum bellatulum f. album (O'Brien) Braem 1998
  4. Paphiopedilum bellatulum var. album O'Brien 1896
  5. Paphiopedilum wenshanense Z.J.Liu & J.Yong Zhang, 2002