Looking for all the world like neatly groomed Victorian moustaches, these eccentric flowers belong to Paphiopedilum rothschildianum, Rothschild’s slipper orchid. They seem a fitting choice for Father’s Day, with their masculine good looks. Discovered by an Englishman abroad, these exotic blooms are a long way from their home in the rainforests around Mount Kinabalu in northern Borneo.
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7 comments On "Daily Flower Candy: Paphiopedilum rothschildianum"
Beautiful, gorgeous – wow! Spectacular and thank you for sharing because I’ve never seen anything quite like it. 🙂
Fabulous flower, but I wouldn’t like to attempt to pronounce it after a large sweet sherry, would you?
I like a nice dry Manzanilla personally! It’s otherwise knows as King of the Paphs – a bit easier to pronounce. I don’t suppose I’ll ever grow one – it looks like a lot of hard work.
Just off to look that up …….
The sherry or the plant?
Sherry is one of the few alcoholic beverages that I am not partial to. That and pernod or any of those anise type drinks. (in moderation obviously!)
What fascinating flowers. They look like faceless birds. Thanks for sharing the photo.