|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1989|
|Authors:||Braem, G. J.|
|Volume:||April - June|
|Keywords:||Indonesia, Flores, Paphiopedilum, subgenus Sigmatopetalum|
On the Indonesian Isle of Flores, some plants ofthe genus Paphiopedilum not belonging to anytaxon hitherto described , were recently discovered .The plants show tesselated leaves , and unifloweredreceme ; well developed lateral ears of the main lobeof the labellum, a synsepalum distinctly smaller thanthe upper sepal and a more or less semi- lunate staminodalshield . The taxon , therefore , obviouslybelongs into the subgenus SIGMATOPETALUMHallier.According to its flower morphology , the speciescould be considered an intermediate form betweenthe sections SPATHOPETALUM Pfitzer andBLEPHAROPETALUM Pfitzer , with a closer affinityto section SPATHOPETALUM.