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Within short time again a new Paphiopedilum species belonging to the section Barbata is descriped. This time it is in an e-Publication of Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Notes 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


A new Paphiopedilum natural hybrid, Paphiopedilum ×tamphianum, is described by Leonid V. Averyanov and Olaf Gruß in an e-Paper publication of Die Orchidee.
Also Roland Schettler and Pham Duc Minh describe a new colour form of Paphiopedilum micranthum as forma kienii in OrchideenJournal.
Further today, also in OrchideenJournal, Olaf Gruß describes Paphiopedilum argus f. nigricans.

Paph. ×tamphianum Averyanov & Gruß
Paph. micranthum f. kienii Schettler & Pham
Paph. argus f. nigricans Gruß


Welcome (back).

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

Recently three new species of Paphiopedilum have been described. (See news items at the right side of the screen.) Their names have been added to the web site. Also added are the latest published hybrid registrations. All registrations up to and including december 2016 are now included in the web site, except for Paphiopedilum. Adding the numerous Paphiopedilum hybrids is still a work in progress. The addition of other new data to the web site continues.
On the technical side of the web site there are some changes too. Not directly visible for the visitors of the web site are changes to the programming that forms the engine of the web site. However there is also a visible change. I changed the way the lists are presented so that they are a bit easier on the eyes.

Although some new data has been added this update is mainly an update of the scripting behind the web site.

Main change for this update is that the latest hybrid registrations are added. Now all registrations up to and including september 2016 are included in the web site, except for those of the genus Paphiopedilum.

Many additions and updates are made but this renewed, updated web site is still a work in progress. Among other things the newly described Phragmipedium anchicayense from Colombia is added, as well as the in february of this year described new taxa in the genus Selenipedium; chica subsp. buenaventurae, garayanum and olgae.

Incorporated the name change Phragmipedium manzurii into Phragmipedium schlimii f. manzurii into the web site.

Besides a couple of things I still have to check all Phragmipedium hybrids up to and including June 2016 are now updated and migrated into the new web site. The updating process was a major puzzle not only because of the name changes in the subgenus Phragmipedium, but also because of the changes introduced by the registrar concerning the parentage of Phrag. Grande which as a consequence reduced Phrag. Wössner Supergrande to a synonym, and the introduction of Phrag. Leslie Garay. The parents of almost all hybrids involved changed.

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