Paphiopedilum godefroyae (God.-Leb.) Stein 1892 is a terrestrial or lithophytic growing lady slipper orchid species native to Thailand. Paphiopedilum godefroyae has been named in honour to the French horticulturist and botanical newspaper publisher Alexandre Godefroy-Lebeuf (1852 – 1903). Flowers of the Paphiopedilum godefroyae lady slipper orchid can last up to 2 month and reach a size up to 12 cm in diameter. Flowering period: December – July. Paphiopedilum godefroyae belongs to the subgenus Brachypetalum Haller 1897 and like other lady slippers from that subgenus, as Paphiopedilum niveum, Paphiopedilum concolor or Paphiopedilum bellatulum,
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Image: Paphiopedilum godefroyae (God.-Leb.) Stein 1892