We end Slipper week with the beautiful sequential flowering Paphiopedilum liemianum. Found only in northern Sumatra, blooms last about 4 weeks but continue to produce new buds on the same spike for up to one year. It is a very distinct member of the cochlopetulum section of the genus Paphiopedilum with its white “halo” around the bright green dorsal sepal.
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii (Thailand)
Paphiopedilum leucochilum 'Snow Kimono' (Thailand)
Paphiopedilum Julius Irving x philippinense v. alba
Paphiopedilum Joyce Hasegawa (delenatii x emersonii)
Phalaenopsis violacea ‘Summer Snow’
Phalaenopsis sumatrana (Sumatra, Borneo, Malay Pennisula)
Phalaenopsis philippinensis (Philippines)
I had to post my favorite phalaenopsis species for phal week. Philippinensis occurs epiphytically on the island of Luzon, Philippines. I grow this like most of my other phal species- mounted on rough wood (usually cork) and water daily.
Phalaenopsis amboinensis (Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia)
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica ‘Green Destiny’ (Philippines)
Dendrobium lawesii (Papua New Guinea and Bougainville Islands)
We end Dendrobium Week with my favorite color form of the very-variable Den. lawesii.
Dendrobium glomeratum ‘Orchid Dynasty’ (Moluccas Islands)
Dendrobium chrysotoxum and Dendrobium chrysotoxum var. suavissimum (China/South East Asia)
Dendrobium bracteosum ‘Dynasty’ (Papua New Guinea)
Bulbophyllum thaiorum (Thailand/Vietnam)