Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer

 
  • Family : ORCHIDACEAE
    (ORCHID FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orchidaceae
  • Basionym : Cypripedium insigne Wall. ex Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer
  • Common name : Slipper Orchid
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : A terrestrial orchid; Leaves green, forming tuffs; Flowers yellow green with purple spots, exterior of hood is white, lip is pitcher-like.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-August
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Paphiopedilum insigne. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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