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Cypripedium calceolus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 July 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Cypripedium calceolus (NL: Vrouwenschoentje, Venusschoentje / EN: Lady's-slipper orchid / DE: Gelbe Frauenschuh, Gelb-Frauenschuh, Marienfrauenschuh, Europäischer Frauenschuh, Frauenschuh / FR: Sabot de Vénus, Sabot-de-Vénus d'Europe, Sabot de la Vierge, Soulier de Notre-Dame) is the type species of the genus Cypripedium. It is found in continental Europe growing in the decomposed humus of semi-shaded woodland cover on limestone. This is a very special plant - its form, stature and sheer beauty mark it out out as arguably Europes most impressive orchid though, unfortunately this irresistable elegance is the very thing that creates the biggest challenge to its survival. It has declined over much of the European part of its range, and as a result is legally protected in a number of countries.

Image: Eifel (DE) - 27/05/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

3 Jul 2012 10:17am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Traumhaft, so viele Exemplare dieser wunderschönen Orchidee sehen zu können. Excellent fotografiert, wie immer !

3 Jul 2012 6:15pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm