The Slipper Orchid
The Slipper Orchid (Lat. CYMBIDIUM) grows freely in the lowland jungles of tropical Malaysia. Each inflorescence bears 2 to 4 blooms lasting as long as one month. The distinctive lip resembles the delicate slippers of a lady, thus its common name. The colors vary from pale yellow to light and deep purple, with streaks and spots of brown to pale green. This photograph is taken from the garden of avid plant and orchid enthusiast, Gerold Teoh, in Johor Bahru.