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  Lady’s Slippers

 

Thailand

Lady’s Slippers is the common designation for a species of orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum, with the Latin botanical names Paphiopedilum callosum. Being terrestrial, it is found on shaded and moist tropical forest floors.

 

The dorsal sepal and petals are white with purple and green stripes. The petals curl downward and have hairy, black, raised spots along the top edge. The lip of flower is reddish purple.

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

 

  Lady’s Slippers