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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Sulawesi.

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Distribution

Central/south Sulawesi only.

Ecology

On limestone cliffs in ravine above river, 700–1000 m.

General Description

A large lithophytic or terrestrial herb with several strap-shaped leaves. Leaves very coriaceous, ligulate, rounded at the apex, up to 60 cm long, 8–12 cm wide, glossy grass-green. Inflorescence suberect-spreading, up to 50–70 cm long, 3- to 5- (or more) flowered; peduncle purple, pubescent; bracts up to 6.5 x 2.2 cm, yellow heavily flushed with brown, densely red-brown pubescent. Flowers up to 6 cm across, 8-10 cm tall; pedicel and ovary white, densely reddish-brown pubescent on outer surface. Dorsal sepal 4-4.4 x 2.3–21.4 cm, ovate, acuminate, greenish yellow with three to five longitudinal maroon stripes in the basal two-thirds, purple-pubescent on outer surface. Synsepal similar to the dorsal sepal but smaller, 4–4.3 x 1.8–1.9 cm, green but lacking the maroon stripes. Petals lineartapering, arcuate-pendent, 7–10 x 1–1.2 cm, pale yellow spotted with red-brown in the basal half, with a few red-brown hairs at the base. Lip porrect, grooved on back surface, 5.4–6 cm long, 2–2.3 cm wide, very similar to that of P. stonei, flushed with pinkish brown on a paler background, glabrous on outer surface. Column short; staminode longitudinally elliptic-oblong, shallowly notched at apex, slightly concave, 17mm long, 14 mm wide, white with yellowish sides and bristly brown hairs on the side.

Native to:

Sulawesi

Paphiopedilum gigantifolium Braem, M.L.Baker & C.O.Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Indonesia 63392.000
Vietnam 71297.000

First published in Orchidées Cult. Protect. 31: 34 (1997)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Koopowitz, H. (2012). An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Paphiopedilum Orchid Digest 76: 178-215.

Literature

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org

  • Braem, G.J., Baker, M.L. & Baker, C.O. Paphiopedilum gigantifolium, a new Slipper Orchid from the Island of Sulawesi (Indonesia). Orchidées, Cultures et Protection 30, 9-12 (1997).
  • Braem, M.L.B. & Baker, C.O. Original description of Paphiopedilum gigantifolium. 31, (1997).

Cypripedioideae: e-monocot.org
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