Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

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Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum ...
These have distinctive hairy flowers ... with paddle shaped petals with curly upper margins. The colours go from overall golden brown to glowing magenta petal tips. Total plant height does not exceed 35 cm and the leaves are solid green.

The epithet "hirsutissimum" was coined by John Lindley, because of the noticeable hairiness of the flower parts.

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