Daily Flower Candy: Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

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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.


Categories: Flower Shows, Flowers

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7 comments On "Daily Flower Candy: Paphiopedilum rothschildianum"

    1. 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.

      1. 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!)

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