a species of terrestrial
orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum,
endemic to northeastern India, southern
and Thailand. It
has long green leaves, with a single flower that grows on a long stem. There are
several different cultivars and hybrids. Its petals and lip are orangey-yellow with
an reddish-ochre wash, while the
upright dorsal sepal is only
orangey-yellow at the base and
white (or pale green) at the top, and speckled with tiny purplish
spots, or alternatively, a purplish patch made up of lines. Like other members of this group, the lip of the flower is modified into a
In Thai, this species of orchid,
which is found at high altitudes in northern Thailand, is known as rong thao narih
Inthanon (รองเท้านารีอินทนนท์), named after
i.e. Thailand's highest mountain.
See also POSTAGE STAMPS.