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Vol. 16(12), pp. 7-17The McAllen International Orchid Society JournalDecember 2015

Orchids in Assam, India: The Genus PAPHIOPEDILUM Pfitzer

Khyanjeet Gogoi


Members of Paphiopedilum, one of the important historical and present-day horticultural orchid genera, exhibit diverse shapes, colours, and morphological characters. They are widely distributed throughout the Eastern Himalaya and N. E. India with 9 species recorded from the region, 3 species of which grow in Assam. The paper deals with descriptions, and photographs have been provided with a key for identification purposes.

Fig. 1. Paphiopedilum spicerianum (H. G. Reichenbach) Pfitzer (1888).

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