Today’s Flower a Day share is a real mouthful if you try to say the whole name(s) – Paphiopedilum acmodontum, pointed toe paphiopedilum or Pointed Toe Lady Slipper. Phew! Now that’s out of the way, we can get on, call it a slipper orchid and enjoy what an unusual and beautiful design it has. This was the flower that they called to invite me to photograph in the local clinic and I’m so glad that they did. It is probably the most unusual of the flowers in this collection, being an exotic variety that certainly won’t be found growing outdoors here, not even in the heat of the summer. A bit of research tells me that its native habitat is the jungles of the far East, including Indonesia. We are a long way from that environment, so I am really delighted that they have cared for this plant in the clinic and brought it to flower to share with you all today. So with this bit of exotica, I send the hope that your week has a few such rare moments of surprise as I had in seeing and capturing this for us all.
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A gallery of flowers shared on a daily basis to cheer myself and hopefully you, the viewer too, during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic period.
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