|| Paphiopedilum appletonianum
|| appletonianus = named after the English orchid enthusiast APPLETON, 19th century
||China, southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
|| terrestrial or lithophyte, sometimes as a humus epiphyte in salty pebble stone soils, otherwise in leaf mold or on mossy rocks under trees, prefers shady places, in evergreen forests in the lowlands, also in highlands in cloud forests, altitudes from 700 to 2000m
|| from seed
|| the plants have flowered, the petals have broad, intense coloured petal tips.