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  Paphiopedilum villosum

 

Thailand

Paphiopedilum villosum is the botanical name of a species of terrestrial orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum, endemic to northeastern India, Myanmar, southern China, and Thailand.

 

It has long green leaves, with a single flower that grows on a long stem. Its petals and lip are orangey-yellow with an reddish-ochre wash, while the upright dorsal sepal is only orangey-yellow the base and white at the top, and speckled with tiny purplish spots or sometimes a patch of lines. Like other members of this group, the lip of the flower is modified into a slipper-shaped pouch.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (9).

 

  Paphiopedilum villosum