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Paphiopedilum victoria-regina, Rare orchid from Rejang Land, Sumatra

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Paphiopedilum victoria-regina
(Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum)

Paphiopedilum victoria-regina from Musi Rawas, rejang land, sumatra

Paphiopedilum victoria-regina is a tropical ladyslipper orchid native to the island of Sumatra. It inhabits pockets in limestone cliff faces near streams and water seepages where humus and leaf detritus collect. Though hundreds of Paphiopedilum hybrids have been developed by orchid growers, there are only about sixty species of this genus, all occurring in southeast Asia and on southwest Pacific islands. Because many Paphiopedilum populations are threatened by logging, agriculture, development, mining, and illegal collection of wild plants, this genus has been included on CITES Appendix I, which prohibits its international trade for commercial purposes.

Paphiopedilum victoria-regina from Musi Rawas, rejang land, sumatra


Comparison photo from US botanic Garden :


Photo by Zenzi Aekido from Musi Rawas Regency, Rejang Land, Sumatra, Indonesia

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