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Paphiopedilum zulhermanianum is described by William Cavestro in The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Note.

Paph. zulhermanianum Cavestro


William Cavestro describes Paphiopedilum dodyanum in The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Note.

Paph. dodyanum Cavestro


A new species from China is described as Paphiopedilum notatisepalum by Meina Wang, Si-Ren Lan and Zhong-Jian Liu in Phytotaxa.

Paph. notatisepalum Z.J. Liu, M. Wang & S.R. Lan


A new Paphiopedilum species belonging to the section Barbata is descriped in The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Note by William Cavestro and Nicolas Bougourd. They named it Paphiopedilum agusii.

Paph. agusii Cavestro & Bougourd


Two new species of Paphiopedilum belonging to the section Barbata from Sumatra, Indonesia are descriped in the Edinburgh Journal of Botany by Destario Metusala. Their names, Paphiopedilum bungebelangi and Paphiopedilum lunatum.

Paph. bungebelangi Metusala
Paph. lunatum Metusala


In the Australian Orchid Review Guido J. Braem, Eliseo Tesón and Jean-Pierre Faust describe a new species of Phragmipedium in the article: Phragmipedium anchicayense - A New Slipper Orchid from Colombia.

Phrag. anchicayense Braem, Tesón & Faust


In Richardiana Guido J. Braem and Eliseo Tesón review the taxa in the Phragmipedium schlimii-complex and propose to reduce Phrag. manzurii to a form of Phrag. schlimii.


In an e-paper publication of Die Orchidee Olaf Gruß and Harold Koopowitz now validly describe Phragmipedium longifolium f. album.


Olaf Gruß describes a new Paphiopedilum colour form in an e-paper publication of Die Orchidee. Paphiopedilum philippinense var. compactum f. aureoviride.


In the second issue of Orchid Digest in 2016 Harold Koopowitz and Olaf Gruß describe Paphiopedilum wardii f. atrobrunneum.

Paph. wardii f. atrobrunneum Koopowitz & Gruß


Are you looking for the old PhragWeb web site? Use the link in the top right corner of the screen to go there.

Welcome (back).

It looks like someone opened a box of new Paphiopedilum taxa recently because new descriptions follow each other fast at the moment. Last month, March, the descriptions of Paph. bungebelangi, Paph. lunatum and Paph. agusii. More recently on 31-Mar-2017 Paph. notatisepalum and 07-Apr-2017 Paph. dodyanum. These new taxa are of course added to the web site.
14-Apr-2017 again a new taxon is described. It is Paph. zulhermanianum Cavestro.

With the upcoming publication of the new book on slipper orchids by Phillip Cribb and Christopher Purver, I decided to add a table of recent monographs of slipper orchid genera. (See below)

The older update history for this web site has been moved to separate pages which can be reached by using the link at the bottom left of the pages. And again some technical updates have been made. The further development and addition of data to Slipperiana continues.

Thank you for visiting.

Rob Zuiderwijk

Recent monographs of slipper orchid genera.

Slipper Orchids of the Tropical Americas.
Phillip Cribb & Christopher Purver
Published 2017 by Natural History Publication and Orchid Digest in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (English)
The Genus Paphiopedilum. 2nd Edition.
Guido J. Braem, Guy Chiron & Sandra L. Öhlund
Published 2016 by Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh. (English)
Lateinamerikanische Frauenschuhe.
Olaf Gruß
Published 2014 by Orchideenzauber-Verlag. (German)