Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex. Lindl.) Pfitzer



Paph insigne sanderae
Paph insigne sanderae

Found in the North-east corner of India at an altitude of 3000-4500 feet.  Variable in color from browns to greens with the common spotting on the dorsal.  Several varieties are described including:

var. sanderianum - bright canary yellow and white flowers
var. sanderae - green veins with purple specks on dorsal sepal
var. bonhoffianum - brownish dorsal with no specks or spots 

Plant is generally easy to grow in culture, seems to like open well draining mixes. 

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