Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. chiwuanum (Tang & Wang)
- Described: Tang & Wang in Acta Phytotaxinomica Sinica, 1(1): 56 (1951)
- Transferred: Cribb in The Genus Paphiopedilum, 140 (1987)
- Etymology: ?
- Varieties & Forms: none
- Synonyms: none
- Chromosome Count - unknown
- Inflorescence: similar to that of var. esquirolei
- Bloom: differs from the tyical variety in having smaller flowers lacking marginal undulation
- Distribution - this variety inhabits the northeastern part of its range
- Elevation: 900-1450 m
- Peak Flowering in the Wild: March-May
- Ecology: cooler and wetter conditions at higher elevations than var. esquirolei, found on limestone rock
- Mean Temperature Range: 11-22° C
- Light: light shade
- Medium: calcareous, humus, leaf litter
- Water (D-drier, M-moderate, W-wetter) -
- Considered a synonym of P. hirsutissimum var. esquirolei by Cribb (1998). Considered a variant of P. esquirolei by Braem (2003).
- Averyanov, L. et al. Slipper Orchids of Vietnam. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003.
- Braem, Guido J., and Guy Chiron. Paphiopedilum. Saint-Genis Laval, France: Tropicalia, 2003.
- Cribb, Phillip J. The Genus Paphiopedilum. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Natural History Publications in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1998.
Primary Hybrids - register as P. hirsutissimum
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