Paphiopedilum ciliolare


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Paphiopedilum ciliolare
Species Authority: (Rchb.f.) Stein.
Common Name(s):
English The Short Haired Paphiopedilum
Cypripedium ciliolare Rchb.f.
Cypripedium miteauanum Linden & Rodigas
Paphiopedilum superbiens subspecies ciliolare (Rchb.f.) M.W.Wood

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4acd; B1ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D.
Reviewer(s): Agoo, E.M.G., Madulid, D.A., de Vogel, E.F. (Philippine Plants R.L.A.) & Wood, J., Cribb, P.J. (Orchid R.L.A.)
The species is found in different localities in 4 islands. The forests are, however, degraded and fragmented habitats. These areas are not protected and are exposed to human disturbance, i.e., logging, slash-and-burn, and expansion of settlement areas. The species is over-collected in the wild by local enthusiasts and in demand in the local and international trade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Philippines, localized in four islands (Luzon Island: Bontoc, Mt. Province; Mindanao: Agusan, Surigao; Camiguin Island; Dinagat Island). Found in low to medium elevations.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Petals heavily spotted with black in the upper two thirds. Lip deep purple.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss and degradadtion of habitat and over-collection for trade. Utilized as an ornamental plant.

Citation: Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D. 2004. Paphiopedilum ciliolare. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 22 May 2015.
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