Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Paphiopedilum venustum and venustum album

I recently posted photos of Paphiopedilum venustum var. album and have posted before photos of the normal variety.  Here are the two of them together for comparison.  It is obvious that the album lacks any of the red or purple coloring of the normal variety.  The plants and flowers are very similar in size, but the leaves of the album variety also lack any red or purple coloring.  The species if from Bangladesh, India and Nepal.


  1. Very nice. I've never been a big grower of slippers, maybe it's time I started !

    1. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I don't grow a lot of Paphs either, due mainly to lack of space, but do enjoy them, especially the species.