Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pretty picture: Paphiopedilum venustum 'Fox Catcher'


As usual: much to do, not quite enough time in which to do it. Not especially proud of this photo, but I have to go with what I've got. (The primary problem, if you care, is that I have a lot of recent photos to deal with before I can start writing posts about them, and I'm having trouble finding time to deal with the photos. Partly this is because dealing with photos is boring.)

P. venustum is from the Himalayas (East Nepal to NE Bangladesh). It's named for the goddess Venus. Some good information here.


3 comments:

orchideya said...

Despite the name it looks quite masculine with that strong jaw. It is always nice to see another orchid picture, please keep them coming.

Andrew Ablenas said...

I think Paphiopedilum are my favourite orchids. The look like a designer took a bunch of random fabrics and sowed them together into one coherent flower.

Pat said...

And also named for the slipper of Aphrodite, the lady of Paphos.