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Recently four new taxa have been described. Roland Schettler and Pham Duc Minh describe a new colour form of Paph. micranthum as forma kienii in OrchideenJournal. Also in OrchideenJournal Olaf Gruß describes Paph. argus f. nigricans. And in Orchid Digest Harold Koopowitz and Olaf Gruß describe Paph. stonei f. luteo-album and Paph. wardii f. atrobrunneum.

Paph. micranthum f. kienii Schettler & Pham
Paph. argus f. nigricans Gruß
Paph. stonei f. luteo-album Koopowitz & Gruß
Paph. wardii f. atrobrunneum Koopowitz & Gruß


A new Paphiopedilum natural hybrid is described by Leonid V. Averyanov and Olaf Gruß in an e-Paper publication of Die Orchidee.

Paphiopedilum ×tamphianum Averyanov & Gruß


Guido J. Braem takes a look at the Phragmipedium longifolium-complex and proposes various nomenclatural changes in an article published in Richardiana.


Welcome (back).

A lot of names were added, mainly Phragmipedium hybrids, and I added some automation to the web site concerning the varieties and forms of the natural taxa.

I made some minor corrections, and added some new names.

After a long period of silence I'm happy to announce the relaunch of my web site. As you can see the site has had a complete overhaul. Besides the obvious visible changes the "machinery" behind the web site has changed significantly as well, opening the door for new features in the future. And as you have probably noticed not only the web site but also the name has changed. Ever since its appearance on the internet in 1998 the web site has carried the name PhragWeb. But over the years the information presented expanded from just the genus Phragmipedium to include the other Central and South American genera Mexipedium and Selenipedium as well. This made that the name PhragWeb not quite covered the load anymore and I decided that with the relaunch of the web site I change the name to Slipperiana. The name PhragWeb (including the internet domain name will stay linked to the web site. And you can still reach the old PhragWeb web site by clicking on the link in the top right corner of the page.

At the moment the new Slipperiana web site is still very much in its infancy. A basic skeletal structure has been layed down and I'm now busy entering a framework of names of both natural taxa and artificial hybrids to which further data will be added later.

Any way, I hope you like the changes. Enjoy, and thank you for visiting.

Rob Zuiderwijk