Paphiopedilum superbiens: The Outstanding Paphiopedilum Orchid

Paphiopedilum superbiens is a species of orchid endemic to the islands of the straits of Malacca and Sumatra. Flower Size 4″ [10 cm]

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^ Paphiopedilum superbiens ‘BK’s Fantastic’

A small sized, warm to hot growing, terrestrial species with elliptic to oblong, mottled light and dark green leaves found in coniferous forests and on rock ledges at elevations of 900 to 1,300 meters where it blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, 12″ [30 cm] long, dark purple, pubescent inflorescence with an elliptic-lanceolate floral bract carrying a single flower.

Photo: High Elevation HouseAtlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: www.orchidspecies.com

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