Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Gower) Rolfe

Synonyms:
Paph hainanense
Paph wolterianum

Varieties:
Paph appletonianum var hainanense
Paph appletonianum var wolterianum

Paph appletonianum
Paph appletonianum

In nature, this species has a wide distribution from Hainan Island in Southern China through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and the eastern edges of Thailand.  Used in hybridizing for its pink petals, ease of growth and tall stems.  There are alba forms of this species available.

Plant is generally easy to grow in culture, seems to like open well draining mixes. 

Paph appletonianum var wolterianum
Paph appletonianum var wolterianum

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