Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum


Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum (O’Brien) Stein 1892, a lithophytic growing lady slipper orchid, native to Sumatra, Indonesia, has primarily been named in honour to the British politician and orchid enthusiast Joseph Chamberlain (1836 – 1914), the father of Neville Chamberlain (1869 – 1940), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1937 - 1940). Nowadays Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum is just accepted as a synonym, the beautiful lady slipper orchid has been renamed as Paphiopedilum victoria-regina (Sander) M.W.Wood 1976. Paphiopedilum victoria-regina orchids can carry up to 30 flowers on inflorescences, reaching a length up to 60 cm. Flowers get a size of 8-10 cm wide.
Flowering period: all year long.

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Image: Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum (O’Brien) Stein 1892

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