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Paphiopedilum insigne (Wallich ex Lindley) Pfitzer
in Morphologische Studien über die Orchideenblühte, 11 (1886).
Basionym :
Cypripedium insigne Wallich ex Lindley in Collectanea Botanica, t. 32 (1822).
Synonyms :
Cordula insignis Rafinesque in Flora Telluriana, 4: 46 (1838).
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Paphiopedilum insigne f. sanderae (Reichenbach fil.) Braem
Paphiopedilum insigne f. sanderianum (Rolfe) Braem

Other names that can be found:
var. Bonhoffianum - Lacks maroon spots on the dorsal sepals but is otherwise shaded with purplish brown.
var. Chantinii
var. cinnamomeum
var. Harefield Hall - A well known and vigorous clone which has boldly marked flowers almost twice the size of the typical form. Chromosome studies have shown it is a triploid. (P.J. Cribb, 1987)
var. Maulei - With largers flowers, paler petals and a longer narrower and paler lip.
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