Biology:Paphiopedilum bellatulum

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Short description: Species of orchid

Egg-in-a-nest orchid
Paphiopedilum bellatulum OrchidsBln0906.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
P. bellatulum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum bellatulum
(Rchb.f.) Stein
  • Cypripedium bellatulum Rchb.f. (basionym)
  • Paphiopedilum bellatulum var. album O'Brien
  • Cordula bellatula (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
  • Paphiopedilum bellatulum f. album (O'Brien) Braem

Paphiopedilum bellatulum, commonly known as the egg-in-a-nest orchid, is a species of orchid found from southeastern Yunnan, Guizhou and southern Guangxi of China to Indochina. It is also found in Myanmar and Thailand at an altitude of 1,000 to 1,800 meters. The leaves are a dark green with white spots on top, but the underside is purple. The flower is round, about 6–8 cm in diameter.[1]



  1. Teoh, Eng-Soon. Orchids of Asia. Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2009.

Wikidata ☰ Q1314097 entry