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Slipper Orchid
Paphiopedilum barbatum

English Common Name: Slipper Orchid, Penang Slipper Orchid

Chinese Name / 中文名: 髯毛兜兰 (Rán máo dōu lán), 粗毛兜舌兰 (Cūmáo dōu shé lán)

Other Local Name: Orkid Selipar (Malaysia)

Family Name: Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Paphiopedilum barbatum

Synonym: Cordula barbata, Cypripedium barbatum, Cypripedium purpuratum, Cypripedium warnerianum

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Asparagales‎ > ‎Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)‎ > ‎Paphiopedilum

Origin: Malaysia, Sumatra

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: A terrestrial orchid with leaves that are molted pale and dark green on top. The inflorescence are 35 cm tall and with a single 8 to 10 cm wide flower.

Care Requirements: Prefers semi to full shade and moderate watering.

Picture Location: Pahang, Malaysia

Paphiopedilum barbatum