In 1869. H.G. Reichenbach had described it as Cypripedium niveum.
Paphiopedilum niveum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.
Paph. niveum blooms in the summer
Paph. niveum is found growing on limestone and on mossy tree trunks in Islands of Lang Kawi in Malaysia at elevations of 9 to 60 meters. The area is subjected to heavy rain in the fall. From winter to spring there are drizzles and fog.