Rare Penang Slipper Orchid in Full Bloom! The Jewel of Penang’s Forests

Following my discovery of the Penang Slipper Orchid Colony in December 2014, I made a point to at least track down and see this orchid in full bloom. Finally after 7 months the wait is over. One plant in the colony was caught in full bloom. Enjoy the pictures!

Beauty

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Almost invisible to the common eye._2

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Sheltered under the shade of the Pandanus plant.
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Slipper Orchids are knows as “Slipper” Orchids because of their shoe shaped flowers.

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A thriving colony. Young Slipper Orchids everywhere

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On the rock by the river.
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Selfie with the rarest plant.
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Seductive. Enchanting. Captivating._15 _20

 

May she remain sheltered from the threats of development and the greed of collectors.