Two types of Paph. purpuratum were described as
a new species and a new variety last year. It might be too late
but I'll introduce them as follows.
Paph. aestivum was described in Act Phytotaxonomica
Silica ,39(6):568- 570, 2001 by Do. Hong-Jan Lid. There is no
difference between this new species and Paph. purpuratum. So,
we will recognize it as a synonym of Paph. purpuratum.
purpuratum var. hainanense
Paph. purpuratum var. hainanense was described in Die
Arcadia, 52(1):64.2001 by Do. Fang-Juan Lid and Do. Holder Parer.
This plant was discovered in Hainan Island, China. There is big
differences in leaves and shape of staminode, they say. But now,
we can not identify it should be a new variety or forma, in truth.
This information was supplied by Mr. Olaf Gruss, a orchid
friend of mine in Germany. Thank you Olaf.