a species of terrestrial
orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum,
endemic to southern
Thailand, and Vietnam. It has bright greyish-green leaves mottled with dark green, that grow up to
15 centimeters long and are about 3.5 centimeters wide. The flower stem is about
10 centimeters long and carries one or two pale yellowish to
yellow flowers, each about 7 centimeters wide and
with tiny dark brownish spots that spread outward from the centre, whilst
decreasing in density and size. The lip of the flower, which is modified into a
slipper-shaped pouch, only has a few faint spots at its top, near the opening of
the pouch and smaller in size than those on the leaves.
In Thailand, this species of orchid is known as rong thao narih
leuang prahjihn (รองเท้านารีเหลืองปราจีน). Being terrestrial, it is
thrives on shaded and moist tropical forest
See also POSTAGE STAMPS.