Paphiopedilum urbanianum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Paphiopedilum urbanianum
Species Authority: Fowlie
Common Name(s):
English Urban's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum urbanianum forma alboviride 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 occurs only in Mindoro Island. Though the locality is a protected area, it is 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 (Mindoro). Found in low elevations.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lip dull purple to reddish. Species is similar to P. acmodontum, P. fowliei and P. argus but the shape of the staminode is different.
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: Mt. Halcon is a declared protected area.

Citation: Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D. 2004. Paphiopedilum urbanianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 May 2015.
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