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Paphiopedilum philippinense

Paphiopedilum philippinense.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. philippinense
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum philippinense
[Rchb.f]Stein 1892

Paphiopedilum philippinense is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms from late spring to early summer with up to five 22.5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in leaf mulch, mossy rocks, and on trees in Islands north of Borneo, Guimaras Island, Provinces Negros, Augusan, Surigao del Norte, Mindinao, and Palawan of the Philippines at elevations of 0 to 500 meters.


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and cool to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly about every four to five days. Bright light promotes flowering. Species does not grow new roots quickly.


Image Name Description
Paphiopedilum philippinense laevigatum.jpg Paphiopedilum philippinense var laevigatum Sepals are white with red stripes and petals are yellow with red, lip is yellow
Paphiopedilum philippinense album.jpg Paphiopedilum philippinense var album Sepals are white with yellow stripes and petals are yellow, lip is yellow


Common Names: The Philippine Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula philippinensis [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium cannartianum hort. ?
  3. Cypripedium laevigatum Bateman 1865
  4. *Cypripedium philippinense Rchb.f 1862
  5. Paphiopedilum laevigatum [Bateman]Pfitz 1888
  6. Paphiopedilum philippinense f. alboflavum O.Gruss 2000
  7. Paphiopedilum philippinense f. album Valmayor & D.Tiu 1984
  8. Paphiopedilum roebelenii f. alboflavum (O.Gruss) Braem & Chiron 2003
  9. Selenipedium laevigatum May 1885