Asisa Madian - Yellow Lady's-slipper

Name: Asisa Madian

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Country: Germany

Title: Yellow Lady's-slipper
Specie: Orchid

Description: The Yellow Lady's-slipper orchid is widely distributed, ranging from Spain, British Isles and Scandinavia in Western Europe across to north-eastern Asia. Typically found in open woodland on moist calcareous soils Cypripedium calceolus is the largest orchid species in Europe. up to 60 cm hight with flowers of a up to 10 cm. Flowers usually occur towards end of spring and bloom June to September. Fowerstructure has adapted to its special pollination mechanism. Lady's slipper doesn't secrete nectar or any other material that a pollinator can eat. Lady's slipper's undeniables attraction is its pleasant fragrance, which is partly the same as burrowing bees' pheromones. Cypripedium (Greek Kupris pedion), means Venus' foot like the Roman goddess venus. Calceolus is the Latin wordfor a small shoe.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: ink on graph paper
Size: 297x420mm
Year: 2020