Cypripedium debile


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Cypripedium debile Cypripedium debile

Tom Velardi's Cypripedium debile growing in Japan. The elegant, tiny flower is accented by Tom's equally elegant photography. In this species the flower is reflexed to near the media surface - this is presumably to make access easy to ants which pollenate the flowers. Paphiopedilum malipoense flower is for size comparison. Images copyright by Tom Velardi and may not be used without permission.