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  Paphiopedilum concolor (Lindl. ex Bateman) Pfitzer
  Family Name : Orchidaceae

  Chinese Name : 同色兜兰

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lithophyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South-West China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and South-East Burma. 
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A monopodial lithophyte or terrestrial, it has a clumping growth form. It can measure up to 15 cm tall when in flower. 
      Foliage: The leaves are leathery and dark green with light green tessellations with an entire leaf margin. The underside of the leaf is purple or densely covered with purple specks. The leaves measure about 7 to 21 cm long and 3.5 to 5.5 cm wide. 
      Flowers: The flowers measure between 5 to 7 cm wide and are borne on a terminal, 1 to 2-flowered, pubescent inflorescence. The flowers are pubescent and consist of yellow sepals and petals with small purple spots. The flower lip is yellow and covered with small purple spots. 
      Habitat :
      It can be found growing on limestone hills from 90 to 1000m in altitude. 
      Cultivation :
      It is best grown under 70% shade, in free draining growing media. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Focal Plant, Terrarium
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Green - Light Green, Patterned
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Leathery
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Sessile
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple, Yellow / Golden, Patterned
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral

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