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Lady's Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

Description:

This medium-sized, terrestrial or lithophytic species variety has 5 to 7, distichous, linear-oblong to linear-ligulate, obtuse at the obliquely bilobed apex, clear green leaves that are spotted purple beneath. It is single flowered, densely pubescent inflorescence that is green and has dark purple hairs and an elliptic floral bract that is 1/4 the length of the ovary. It blooms in the spring.

Habitat:

This is found in North-eastern India, at altitudes of 700 to 1800 meters in leaf litter pockets in forks or at the base of trees or on steep limestone cliff faces in narrow crevasses, and grows as a cool to warm, shade loving, terrestrial orchid in thin soil on rocks that likes to be kept evenly moist throughout the year.


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3 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

beautiful! Your last photo didn't seem to upload properly.

KuheliBD
KuheliBD 7 years ago

Thanks Sachin Zaveri :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Lovely flower and interesting name,

KuheliBD
Spotted by
KuheliBD

Meghalaya, India

Lat: 25.58, Long: 91.88

Spotted on Mar 4, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

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