Paphiopedilum hennisianum: Lady Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum hennisianum is a species of orchid endemic to central Philippines.

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Paphiopedilum

Paphiopedilum is a genus of the Lady slipper orchid subfamily Cypripedioideae of the flowering plant family Orchidaceae. The genus comprises some 80 accepted taxa including several natural hybrids. The genus is native to Indo-Malesia [South China, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands] and India.

The species and their hybrids are extensively cultivated, and are known as either paphiopedilums, or by the abbreviation paphs in horticulture.

Photo: Cloud ForestGardens by the BaySingapore 20120629

Source: Wikipedia

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