Enchanted Forests

The Himalayan State of Sikkim, India  is undoubtedly the place to visit if you are mesmerized by Orchids.

The pictures  that follow are of Enchanting Orchids wearing a “Slipper”, but like Cinderalla only a single slipper.

The featured image and the picture that follows are of a Species of Orchid, Native to North East India. The scientific name is Slippery and a tongue twister as well Paphiopedilum hirsuttissimum.

These gorgeous Orchids were seen at the touristic but lovely Flower Centre, Gangtok, Sikkim.

( my friend and blogger (” themishmash” ) Priyanka was coincidentally and unknowingly there during the same time and has lovely pictures of a vast range of flowers besides Orchids as well)

slipperis close up Lady Slipper Orchids

I have learnt these Orchids are  classified as “Symbodial”  Orchids and the Pitcher Like  or Lady Slipper LikePouch is designed to ensure nectar seeking Insects Pollinate the…

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