Paphiopedilum villosum var. annamense Rolfe
- Described: Rolfe in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 133, t. 8126 (1907) - based on a plant collected by Micholitz, a collector for Messrs. Sander & Sons
- Etymology: Named for Annam (now Laos), the location where discovered.
- Synonyms: none
- Leaves: narrower than the typical variety, approximately 2.5 cm wide
- Bloom: smaller than the typical variety, has a dorsal sepal which is white with a central dark purple streak edged with pale green or yellow
- Distribution - inhabits the eastern portion of the range of Paph. villosum
- Elevation: 1300-2000 m
- Peak Flowering in the Wild: April-May
- Ecology: similar to that of the typical variety
- Averyanov, L. et al. Slipper Orchids of Vietnam. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003.
- Braem, Guido J., and Guy Chiron. Paphiopedilum. Saint-Genis Laval, France: Tropicalia, 2003.
- Cribb, Phillip J. The Genus Paphiopedilum. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Natural History Publications in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1998.
- Rolfe, R.A. "Paphiopedilum villosum var. annamense. Annam." Curtis's Botanical Magazine 133 (1907): Tab. 8126. <view article>
Primary Hybrids - register as Paph. villosum
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