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  Paphiopedilum godefroyae (God.-Leb.) Stein
  Family Name : Orchidaceae

 
  • 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 :
      Thailand
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A monopodial lithophyte or terrestrial, it has a clumping growth form.  
      Foliage: The leaves are dark green with light green tessellations and are oblong to lanceolate in shape. The leaf underside is covered with purple specks. 
      Flowers: The flowers are borne on a 1 to 2-flowered terminal inflorescence measuring 4 to 8 cm long. The flowers measure between 5 to 9 cm wide and consist of white sepals and petals covered with purple splotches. The flower lip is white with small purple spots. 
      Habitat :
      It is found growing in humus-filled cracks on limestone cliffs and islands at altitudes of 0 to 100 m.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, 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, White, Patterned
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral

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