Paphiopedilum fowliei

Paphiopedilum fowliei

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. fowliei
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum fowliei
Birk 1981

Paphiopedilum fowliei is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 7 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on limestone rocks with leaf litter, on Palawan Island, Philippines at elevations of 700 to 900 meters. The area is subjected to random heavy rains during the winter, infrequent rains during the spring, and heavy rains during the summer and fall.


Paphiopedilum fowliei album Paphiopedilum fowliei f. album Flower has white petals and sepals with green veins, and a green lip
Paph fowliei Paphiopedilum fowliei variant Flower has purple and green petals and sepals with purple veins, and a purple lip


Plant should be grown in areas with moderate to bright light and warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. Water heavily about every two to three days or the plant will wither.


Common Names: Fowlie's Paphiopedilum


  1. Paphiopedilum fowliei f. christianae Braem 1998
  2. Paphiopedilum fowliei f. sangianum (Braem) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999
  3. Paphiopedilum fowliei var. sangianum Braem 1993
  4. Paphiopedilum hennisianum var. fowliei (Birk) P.J.Cribb 1987