Paphiopedilum delenatii: Delanat’s Paphiopedilum orchid

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Paphiopedilum delenatii, described in 1924, is named after Delanat, a French orchid enthusiast of the 1900s. It was first discovered in 1913 when it was brought to France by returning soldiers, and was believed to be extinct and was not rediscovered in the wild until 1993. The flowers are fragrant.

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Paphiopedilum delenatii is found in Southeastern Vietnam at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters, growing in granite pebbles and mossy tree trunks, near water in a shady area.

Photos: National Orchid Garden, Singapore 20120519

Source: Wikipedia

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