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]

Image

^ 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

Advertisements

Paphiopedilum hennisianum: Lady Slipper Orchid

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

Image

===

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

Paphiopedilum sanderianum: Lady Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum sanderianum is a rare species of orchid endemic to northwestern Borneo [Gunung Mulu].

Image

 

^ Paphiopedilum ‘Lady Isabel’ x sanderianum

===

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

Paphiopedilum malipoense: Jade Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum malipoense, is a species of orchid commonly known as the Jade Slipper Orchid. This plant grows in intermediate to cool conditions. Its flowers have a raspberry fragrance.

Image

Paphiopedilum malipoense is found in northern Vietnam and southern China at the elevation of 570 to 1600 meters. It is found growing on limestone cliffs with leaf litter. The area where this plant is found is subjected to heavy fog in the winter and rain in the early spring and summer.

===

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 20121023

Source: Wikipedia

Paphiopedilum delenatii: Delanat’s Paphiopedilum orchid

Image

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.

Image

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

Paphiopedilum: Lady Slipper Orchid

The common name of Paphiopedilum [paff-ee-oh-PED-i-lum] or “Paph” is Lady Slipper Orchid, refering to their unusual cup-like pouch in the flower. These fascinating plants display flowers that have an incredible variety colors and last for 6 weeks or more.

Originated from tropical Asia, there are more than 80 species. They are magnificent orchids and both the species and the hybrids have always formed a major part of good collections. They have a fascinating array of colors and forms and their ease of culture has attracted lifelong admirers.

A testament to its exotic nature, the blossom of this “carnivorous” orchid has a pouch that lures insects inside to pollinate not as food. Most insects were just unlucky and failed in finding their way out 😉

Regardless of the danger this plant may present to bugs, humans can enjoy Paphiopedilum indoors with very little care.

Image

Paphiopedilum lowii

Image

Paphiopedilum liemianum

Image

Paphiopedilum shireen

Image

Paphiopedilum yang-ji

Image

Paphiopedilum villosum

National Orchid Garden, SBG, 20120328