NO.76 Paphiopedilum zulhermanianum by William Cavestro
           by Guido J. Braem 1803107
This new species, Paphiopedilum zulhermanianum was described in ' The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomencalture Note ' April 2017 by Dr. William Cavestro.
Paphiopedilum zulhermanianum
A terrestrial herb of one or two growths and more. Leaves 4-6, narrowly oblong to oblongelliptic, obtuse at tridenticulate at apex, 15-20 cm long and 2.5-3.5 cm wide, grey-green, green veined and dark green mottled. Inflorescence one flowered; peduncle 15-20 cm long, purple and finely pubescent; bracts ovate-elliptic, obtuse, 1-1.5 cm long, green spotted with purple. Flowers 9-11 cm across; dorsal sepal pale green at base and in the middle, green veined, margins white; synsepal pale green and veined; petals pale green at base and in the middle, green striated, spotted with marron, pale purple and purple veined in the apical part; lateral lobes of labellum pale green, middle lobe pale purple and purple veined, pale green in apical part; staminode pale green and green flushed in the middle. Dorsal sepal ovate, acute, margins recurved and ciliate, 3.8-4.3 cm long and 2.7-3 wide. Synsepal ovate, obtuse, 1.7-2.1 cm long and 1.2-1.4 cm wide. Petals more or less deflexed, spathulate, obtuse, undulate, ciliate, 4-5.2 long and 1.2-1.6 cm wide. Labellum saccate, narrowing towards apex, 3-4.5 cm long; side-lobes incurved. Staminode reniform, 7-8 mm long and 10-11 mm wide, 2 apical lateral and short teeth slightly incurved and obtuse.
Drawing by Claudine Gilquin                 Photo by David Ng.
Photos by M. Zulherman

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