Paphiopedilum fowliei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Paphiopedilum fowliei
Species Authority: Birk
Common Name(s):
English Fowlie's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum fowliei forma christianae Braem
Paphiopedilum fowliei variety sangianum Braem

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4acd; B1ab(ii,iii,v); D 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 very rare and found only in Palawan Island. Though the entire island is a protedted area, the forests are still 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 on one island (Palawan). Found in low elevations.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lip brownish purple to greenish. Species is similar to P. acmodontum, P. urbanianum and P. argus but the leaves are grey-green and has smaller flowers.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The entire island of Palawan is declared a protected area.

Citation: Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D. 2004. Paphiopedilum fowliei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 May 2015.
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