Paphiopedilum malipoense var. hiepii (Averyanov) Cribb
- Although originally thought to be a distinct taxon, it has since been determined that Paph. malipoense var. hiepii is an aberrant form of Paph. malipoense var. jackii. The original colony probably represented a group of Paph. malipoense var. jackii that was growing in suboptimal conditions. Carsten Strömpl was kind enough to allow me to use his pictures of his Paph. malipoense var. jackii to demonstrate the effects that culture can have on blooms.
- Bloom 2002 - Plant healthy and growing happily:
- Bloom 2004 - Plant beginning to show signs of stress:
- Bloom 2006 - Plant stressed from excessive light, insufficient water, improper fertilizer regime and 4+ years without repotting:
- Described: Averyanov in Orchids, 67(3): 260-263 (1998)
- Transferred: Cribb in The Genus Paphiopedilum: 88 (1998)
- Etymology: named for its discoverer, N.T Hiep, who found it in 1995 while doing field work for the AOS funded project, "Exploration of Endangered Vietnamese Paphiopedilums"
Paphiopedilum angustatum Liu & Chen, in Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 38(5): 464 (2000)
Habitat Data from Averyanov (2003)
- Distribution: Found in a single location in North Vietnam
- Elevation: 500-600 m
- Peak Flowering in the Wild: March-April
- Ecology: dry evergreen forest on hills of soft limestone and schist rich in lime
- Mean Temperature Range: 15-28° C
- Light: deep shade
- Medium: calcareous, found near a population of P. malipoense var. jackii, but growing as a terrestrial
- Water (D-drier, M-moderate, W-wetter) -
- Averyanov, L.V. "Paphiopedilum hiepii, A New Species from Vietnam." Orchids 67, no. 3 (Mar 1998): 260-63.
- Averyanov, L. et al. Slipper Orchids of Vietnam. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003.
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