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Paphiopedilum purpuratum (Lindley) Stein
in Stein's Orchideenbuch: 481, 1892.
Basionym :
Cypripedium purpuratum Lindley in Edwards's Botanical Register, 23: t. 1991, 1837.
Synonyms :
Cypripedium sinicum Hance ex Reichenbach fil. in Walpers, Annales botanices systematicae, 3: 602, 1853.
Paphiopedilum sinicum (Hance ex Reichenbach fil.) Stein in Stein's Orchideenbuch: 481, 1892.
Cordula purpurata (Lindley) Rolfe in The Orchid Review, 20(1): 2, 1912.
Paphiopedilum aestivum Z.J. Liu & I.Y. Zhang in Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 39(6): 568, fig. 1, 2001.

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Paphiopedilum purpuratum f. album Gruß & Koopowitz

The following form and varieties have also been described:
f. aphaca, (Mark, 1982).
var. kimballianum in Lindenia, 1887, nomen nudum. Listed by Ballif.
var. of Seeger & Tropp, in The Garden, p. 282, 1890.

None of these deserves further taxonomic attention. (Braem, 2016).

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