Paphiopedilum fairrieanum  (Lindl.) Stein



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cordula fairrieana (Lindl.) Rolfe Cypripedium fairrieanum Lindl. Cypripedium assamicum Linden ex K.Koch & Fintelm. Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein var. bohlmannianum Matho Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein fma. bohlmannianum (Matho) Braem Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein var. giganteum Pradhan Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (Lindl.) Stein var. nigrescens Pradhan


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1904 or 1905

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Bhutan & India


Biology & Ecology










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