Orchid Challenge #7

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue March. 23, 2018 2743 views

At last again an orchid from Herrenhausen Gardens.

The more plump Lady's slipper orchids are more my kind of taste. And, if you are lucky, it is possibly to find and see some in Europe too. Of course they are under protection and there is no way I would take one out of its natural habitat. I hope you wouldn’t do it eiter! As always, I'm not sure, if it is the right name, but it could be Mexipedium xerophyticum. If I'm right about the name, it would be a very "young" orchid, because it is known since 1988.

At least I learned from this picture something very important: Take more than one picture of such rarities and watch out for the light. Since the "orchid disaster", which I described earlier, I have a white sheet of paper in my bag to use it as a portable and cheap "diy" reflector.

If you are interested in orchids and want to know, how to care for them, please read - well illustrated with lot of pictures – instructions by ANDI.

Orchid #1

Orchid #2

Orchid #3

Orchid #4

Orchid #5

Orchid #6

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Laurie Andreoni 3 years, 1 month ago

Stunning!!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Laurie Andreoni 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks! blush

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Heike 3 years, 2 months ago

Das sieht total schön aus ! Klasse Idee mit dem 'Reflektor' !

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 3 years, 2 months ago

Das Pelzchen, das diese Nobelblüte trägt, ist schon heftig!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

It's like a vegetable black hole that sucks us in.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Swallowed some poor insects and burped very loud, when I photographed it!
joy

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 2 months ago

Hahahahaha

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andi Saw 3 years, 2 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 2 months ago

All the Lady slipper's have
these different shape of petals, therefore I thought ... , because it looked
more similar to Mexipedium xerophyticum ...worried

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
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