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Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindley) Stein
in Stein's Orchideenbuch: 476 (1892).
Basionym :
Cypripedium lowei (sic.) Lindley in The Gardeners' Chronicle, 1st series, 7: 765 (1847).
Synonyms :
Cypripedium cruciforme Zollinger & Morren in De Vriese, Illustrations d'Orchidées des Indes orientales Néerlandaises: t. 4 (1854).
Cordula lowiana (Lindley) Rolfe in The Orchid Review, 20(1): 2 (1912).
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Paphiopedilum lowii f. aureum (P.J. Cribb) P.J. Cribb

Other names that can be found:
var. auriculatum - Serrations at the lower edge of the lip earlike enlarged.
var. cruciforme
var. superbum - Allegedly with larger, more intensely coloured flowers.
var. villosum - More brown in the petals, especially in the dorsal sepal.
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