Paphiopedilum druryi Pfitzer 1895 Lady Slipper Orchid


Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.) Pfitzer 1895 is a lady slipper orchid species found in South India (Agastya Mala area) at high altitudes of 1500 - 1800 meters.

The terrestrially growing orchid (ground orchid) blooms on an erect, single flowered inflorescence, which get a length up to 30 cm. Flowers reach a size up to 7,5 cm in diameter. Flowering period: late Spring - Summer. Paphiopedilum druryi orchids are protected by CITES Appendix I (threatened with extinction, trade only in exceptional circumstances).
The tropical lady slipper orchid requires an intermediate – warm, humid climate and bright light to induce flowering. Plants should be cultivated in a well-drained potting medium to avoid waterlogging and should be kept slightly moist, but not wet. The beautiful lady slipper orchid has been named in honour to the British colonel of the Madras light infantry and naturalist Heber Drury (1819-1872), who wrote the 3 volume Handbook of Indian Flora and the Useful Plants of India.

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Image: Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.) Pfitzer 1895
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

Lady Slipper Orchid species (Paphiopedilum species orchids) at Orchids

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