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Paphiopedilum lowii


Paphiopedilum lowii
Photo Information
Copyright: Vlad Ghiea (vlad) (26)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40 D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-24 0:20
Viewed: 3744
Points: 8
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This is one of the few truly epiphytic paphiopedilums. Growing up to one meter tall, its dark green rather leathery leaves are 300 mm long, 40 mm wide. Usually 2 to 5, but sometimes up to 10, flowers are produced on an inflorescence 600 to 1000 mm tall, each flower of which is 100 to 140 mm broad. The dorsal sepal is yellowish-green with a purple-brown suffusion and radiating lines at the base. The petals are greenish-yellow at the base, with dark brown markings, and some purple flush on their tips. The lip is greenish with brown markings. Growing as an epiphyte on large trees in Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Celebes and Java, it was discovered in 1846 in Sarawak, North-West Borneo, by Sir Hugh Low, and was named in his honor. It has the most widespread distribution of the multiflowered species. It grows naturally between 250 to 1600 meters altitude. It flowers in October to December (Southern Hemisphere equivalent months) after a brief winter rest. It grows naturally in thick mats of moss and leaf humus as an epiphyte on trees, or on rocks. It prefers bright situations near water, or in heavy rainfall habitats. The habitat is characterized by some seasonally. The winter monsoon of some 5 to 6 months duration is cool and drier, but still with days of heavy rainfall. The temperatures range from 19 degrees Celsius to 12 degrees Celsius. The 5 to 6 month long summer monsoon is a period of high humidity, heavy and prolonged rainfall, with a temperature range of 29 degrees Celsius to 17.5 degrees Celsius.

The photo was taken to Botanical Garden of Montreal.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-03-24 1:45]

Very interesting plant.
Colorful photo, good sharpness and details.
Well done.

Interesting looking orchid good point of view, I do wonder if it could be sharped a little more. good colours and note!

A beautiful epiphyticorchid Vlad.A liitle more decorative than our fairly simple white ones.
Some amazingly colourful stuff comes out of Indonesia,eh ?

Very intersting flower! The colours are very nice and also the details!

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