Wednesday, July 09, 2008


This is another picture of one of the plants from American Orchid Society Judging. This is a hybrid containing Paphiopedilum philippinense, Paph. sanderianum and Paph praestans which come from the phillippines and Indonesia/Malaysia respectively. They have long petals that flutter in the breeze and oddly enough, seem to attract wasps for pollination. People originally thought the long petels were for ants to crawl up as pollinators but the plants often hang over precipices where the petals wave freely and the wasps seems unbearably attracted. Whatever floats their boat, eh?

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