Beautiful Lady Slipper Orchid Flowers – Paphiopedilums
Lady’s slipper flower trivia: The lady’s slipper in the USA is also called the moccasin flower. Lady’s slipper orchids a.k.a. slipper orchids’ signature slipper-shaped pouches are actually modified labellums which trap insects so they have to climb up past the staminode to collect or deposit pollinia, thus fertilizing the flower.
Paphiopedilum flower trivia: The Paphiopedilums are also called Paphs in horticulture contain about 80 known species some are natural hybrids. Paphiopedilum slipper orchids are native to South China, India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Paphiopedilum orchids are quite easy to grow indoors, provided their natural living environments are recreated. Modern hybrid orchids are usually easier to grow in artificial conditions than their parent species.
Twin pink Lady’s Slipper orchid flowers – Paphiopedilum Liemianum
Beautiful macro picture of Paphiopedilum orchid flower
Beautiful close-up picture of spotted Lady’s Slipper petals
Elegant pink Lady’s Slipper orchid flower suspended in air
Close-up picture of pink Paphiopedilum orchid flower petal
Twin green hybrid Paphiopedilum flowers
Artistic rendition of pink Lady Slipper orchid flower