Paphiopedilum jackii Hua

Synonyms:
Paph malipoense var. jackii

Paph jackii

One of the many new species found in North Vietnam and near the Chinese border of Yunan. Very similar to Paph malipoense. Lips can be green to a dull white. These are slightly fragrent but the fragrance is distinct from Paph malipoense (light floral). It is differentiated by the different markings on the staminode and the staminode shape. They are also from discretely separated populations in nature. Dr. Koopowitz has raised Paph jackii to be a species and hiepii to be a variety of Paph jackii (Paph jackii var. hiepii). There is a alba form of the species which is pure green with no other coloration.

Plant is easy to grow in culture, seems to like open well draining mixes. The plant will throw rhizomes and send off shoots from the mother plant.

Paph jackii alba (photo courtesy of Ray China)

Paph jackii alba (photo courtesy of Ray China)

Paph jackii



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