Back to Biodiversity Explorer main pageGo to Iziko Museums of Cape Town home pageAbout Biodiversity Explorer - history, goals, etc.Send us your questions about southern African biodiversityPeople who have contributed content and images.Search Biodiversity Explorer

Genus: Paphiopedilum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

Ten species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Paphiopedilum armeniacum

Native to China.


Paphiopedilum barbatum

Native to Thailand and Malaysia.


Paphiopedilum ciliolare

Native to the Philippines.


Paphiopedilum haynaldianum

Native to the Philippines.


Paphiopedilum hennisianum

Native to the Philippines.


Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

Native to India, China and Thailand.


Paphiopedilum micranthum

Native to China.


Paphiopedilum parishii

Native to Burma, Thailand and China.


Paphiopedilum philippinense

Native to the Philippines.


Paphiopedilum purpuratum

Native to China.


Paphiopedilum randsii

Native to Philippines.


Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

Native to Thailand.


Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search