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Pleione formosana on black

Pleione formosana on black

National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Meise, Brussels.

Pleione formosana (Taiwan pleione or windowsill orchid) is a species of flowering plant in the Orchidaceae family, native to southeastern China as well as northern and central Taiwan. It is a deciduous perennial, terrestrial orchid growing to 15 cm (6 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with spherical pseudobulbs that produce a single folded leaf. The pink flowers, borne in Spring, have fringed white lips that are strongly marked and mottled with brown on the inner surface.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleione_formosana

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Photo taken @ Meise on 25 March 2012 (© Linda DV (in lockdown mode) / Flickr)

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