Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum Shireen

A rare orchid hybrid bloomed in our home in Klang, last month. It had a two flower spike and the flower lasted almost 10 days each. This is a cross done in 1963 between Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum (J.J.Sm.) and Paphiopedilum philippinense (Rchb.f.) Stein. These are also known as 'slipper' orchids mainly due to its 'dutch slipper' looking lip.

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