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      Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum is very hairy slipper orchid. 'It's one of the finest of the genus. Steven A. Frowine write about this orchids that "It has long, lance-shaped, light-green foliage with purple and green marked flowers with wavy edges. It;s a vigorous grower but can sometimes be a reluctant bloomer."

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum Orchid
In 1857. William Hooker described Parkker's plant as Cypripedium hirsutissimum, the name having been coined by John Lindley.

In 1892. B. Stein transferred it to the present genus in his Orchideen-buch.

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum flower
Growing : It grows on limestone cliffs and rock faces. It grows in cooler spots than many of the other slipper orchids.

Distribution : India, Burma, Thailand, China, Laos, Vietnam
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