Check out the most beautiful and rare species of Phragmipedium here. The Phragmipedium is an orchid genus with many unusual flowers. Among enthusiasts, this orchid is very popular because of its unusual flowers and the beautiful, expressive colours the flowers often have.
The name of this genus comes from the Ancient Greek words "phragma" (division), referring to the three-lobed ovary the and "pedium" (shoe), referring to distinctive, shoe-like shape of the lip.
They have up to 80 cm long, erect stems with lanceolate leaves and two to three prominent flowers. The sepals are curved downward and fused together. The petals are particularly elongated in some species. The lip is inflated into a pouch-like structure, the edges folded inward. The gynostemium has two fertile stamens and a large shield-shaped staminodium. Furthermore, the ovary is three-lobed.
If we are talking about a diverse orchid species with many distinct colors, shapes and a special appearance, then the Phagmipedium may certainly be named. This orchid has a pouch-like lip, but the petals can have very distinct elongated shapes in some species.
The color palette of this orchid is very extensive. For example, there are not only white, pink and yellow flowers, but also bright red and combined colors.
Some versions do resemble the Paphiopedilum in appearance. Certainly the lip of the flower can remind you of this. Still, the Phragmipedium prefers to be in a medium to warm space, where the Paphiopedilum is somewhat easier to care for. So the Phragmipedium requires just a little more attention in care. Still, this beautiful plant is worth it.