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The Newly discovered Paphiopedilum NO. 12


  Paph. cerveranum

This speiceis was reported by Dr. Braem in Orchidees, Culture et protection No. 38, 1999. He says as follows. this species not a new plant to cultivation. It has, however, been misinterpreted as Paph. robinsonii by most authers. But the plant under consideration has some differences in the staminode exactly. Altough most auther is an undescribed taxonomic entity, Cribb considers it to be a possible hybrid between Paph. bullenianum and ' another species , possibly Paph. hookerae withought, however, giving any deta suporting such hypothesis.   
This species is a perennial herb, growing epiphytically on the ground or on rocks in leaf-mould. The leaves of plants is 10 ~25 cm long and 4 cm wide with distinctly tessellate, deep green with irregular silvery green or greyish green areas. The inflorescence is up to about 30 cm high , usualy bearing a single, up to 9cm wide and 6.5 cm high flower. The saccate lip is inverted helmet shaped , 2.5 ~ 3.5 cm high and about 1.8 cm wide, dull green to honey-brown with purple to purple-brown rim around the aperture, the tip of a paler color, with a network of greenish veins.

And especialy, The staminode is completely different from the other similar species like appletonianum, bulleniamum or hainanensis. The staminode has no incision at the lower end but a protruding tooth.
The havitat is in Indochina. Plants were collected in Viet Nam , near the border to Cambodia at atitude of 800 to 900 m.
   Some extracts from the description by Dr. G.J. Braem

Surely, I have checked one species in Supasopetalum like this species in the middle area of Viet Nam as Averyanov said. But I put the name , paph. hainanense to this species as a horticultural meaning ( see Paph in Viet Nam ). But I recognized there are many individual difference in this species and some of them are so strange like a natural hibrids with another species. ( by T. Tanaka )

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