Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (Lindl. ex Hook.) Stein.
Paphiopedilum esquirolei

Synonyms:
none

Varieties:
Paph hirsutissimum var esquirolei

 

Paph hirsutissimum
Paph hirsutissimum

Found from Burma through southern China, into the coast of Vietnam.  This is one of the unique Paph species in that it can be found growing as both a epiphyte or lithophyte.  The flowers are unique and covered with tiny hairs.  Paph esquirolei is now recognized as a variety of hirsutissimum having shorter hairs on the ovary and peduncle and less hairy flowers.  There are recorded albino flowers lacking any purple pigment. 

Plant is generally easy to grow and does like open, draining mixes.

Paph hirsutissimum var esquirolei
Paph hirsutissimum var esquirolei


Paph hirsutissimum var esquirolei

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