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Paphiopedilum godefroyae (Godefroy-Lebeuf) Stein
in Stein's Orchideenbuch: 468 (1892).
Basionym :
Cypripedium godefroyae Godefroy-Lebeuf in L'Orchidophile: 830 (1883).
Synonyms :
Cypripedium concolor var. godefroyae (Godefroy-Lebeuf) Collett & Hemsley in Journal of the Linnean Society, 28: 135 (1891).
Cordula godefroyae (Godefroy-Lebeuf) Rolfe in The Orchid Review, 20(1): 2 (1912).
Paphiopedilum ×godefroyae (Godefroy-Lebeuf) Braem in Paphiopedilum: 55 (1988).
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Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. godefroyae
Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. album O. Gruß
Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. ang-thong (Fowlie) Braem
Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. leucochilum (Rolfe) Braem & Chiron

Other names that can be found:
var. ampliatum - Mentioned in Lindenia without further information.
var. hemixantheum - Sepals and petals have a yellowish apricot to sulphur ocher colour.
var. laingi - Smaller, white flowers with violet spots.
var. luteum - Flowers with a yellowish base colour.
var. mariae - Very large flowers with white petals, which a black-violet spotting.
var. smithiae - Mentioned in Lindenia without further information.
var. striatum - Mentioned in Lindenia without further information.
var. superbum - Mentioned in Lindenia without further information.
var. viridifolium - With pure green leaves.

Most of these only differ from the typical form in the size of the flowers, the colour of the flowers or leaves, or the distribution of the spots. They are best considered cultivars.
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