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The newly discovered Paphiopedilum (NO.2)


Paph. gigantifolium

The folwers is very similar to Paph. supardii. About 10 years ago, we had seen Paph. supardii which have larger leaves and larger flowers than usual. We named the plants Paph. supardii v. lateforinum. But the shape and color of this newly discovered plant is different from the supardii v. latiforinum. The cross between stonei and supardii might be like this. We cannot decide if this information is correct at the present because the information from Indonesia through Hong Kong and/or Taiwan is very doubtful. We have to wait to be recorded officially in future.

Photo by Dr. Braem

Paph. gigantifolium comes from Sulawesi, and has been described in a french orchid review. The collector is Mr. Ayub PARNATA who is arelative of Mr. Kolopaking. Mr. Parnata wanted it to be named Paph Ayubii. Paph. gigantifolium distribute from sea lewel up to 500m, growing along a river.@They like wet very much. They will have found another place... And the plants are scattered on a very large area on the same localition, but it is very difficult to collect.

Phto by Mr. Sjahrizal Siregar

Their leaves are very shiny ( like P.Sanderianum), very large, spathulate, dark green. They can not be an hybrid, it is very close to supardii. Undoubtly they come from same ancester.

@Paph. gigantifolium has recorded officialy by Dr. Braem et al in a jurnal. In near future, I'll introduce the contents.

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