Paphiopedilum-villosum-var-laichaunum-2019-12-27***Confirmed as Paphiopedilum
villosum var. laichaunum (July 2020); based on the 2018 Hai &
Tuan e-paper published in die Orchidee Vol. 4(15) E:111, the key
characteristics separating the varieties are mostly based on the features of
the dorsal sepal; var. laichaunum has a circular, pointed dorsal, wavy base, no
spots in the dorsal with a dark brown center fading to the tip and a larger,
broad synsepal which is larger than the lip; this plant closely matches these
key characteristics and the photos in the e-paper, die Orchidee for var.
Judging Center: Northeast
Award Number: 20185031
Award Date: November 17, 2018
Awarded As: Paphiopedilum villosum var. laichaunum
I got a Paphiopedilum villosum awarded last year. The judges awarded it as var anamense but it was not an anamense. I believed it was the newly described variety laichaunum but this new variety had not yet been accepted as a legitimate variety. I provided the documentation information for this new variety. I was told the AOS would change my award to the right varietal name... from anamense to laichaunum. The awarded name of my plant is Paphiopedilum villosum var anamense ‘Lily’ HCC/AOS but should be Paphiopedilum villosum var laichaunum ‘Lily’ HCC/AOS.