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#1 dchasselblad74

 
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 16:42 PM

Most Expensive Orchid by jeremy on July 3, 2009 ·

Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, Malaysia—named for Borneo’s largest mountain, Mount Kinabalu—is home to many

unique species of carnivorous plants and orchids. Only one of these plants, however, can be

called the “Gold of Kinabalu”—the most expensive orchid in the world.Also known as

Rothschild’s Slipper, P. rothschildianum is an endangered species of orchid that can take up to 15 years to flower.

This rare orchid can be identified by its petals, which it holds horizontally in up to six large flowers.

The world’s most expensive orchid can be seen in a fenced off area of Kinabalu National Park.

If you’d like to see it, though, you’ll want to go during its peak flowering season in April and

May. A single stem of P. rothschildianum can be worth $5,000.



http://most-expensive.net/orchid

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 18:43 PM

Rothschild. Ha! Very appropriate!

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 18:50 PM

Those are easily(ish) accessible for sale (on the Internet, not as a cut flower) nowadays. I've seen it on sale at least. Still very expensive, and obviously grown via in vitro or something.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 19:58 PM

Rothschild. Ha! Very appropriate!


Pardon my ignorance, who's P. Rothschild?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 21:10 PM

http://en.wikipedia....uton_Rothschild

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:23 AM

You know it is really odd how something that just does not have the pizzazz of a cattleya or even a Zygopetalum is somehow coveted just because it was so hard to find or to grow. I much rather have an ordinary cymbidium instead!

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:42 AM

Irrelevant of the value or rarity, I find it much more appealing than a run of the mill Cattleya or Zygo- particularly the hybrids of those. If I loved supposed beautiful or attractive things, I probably wouldn't be so keen on CPs (or stapeliads, Arisaemas, etc.). Just my opinion.