Slipper orchid (Phragmipedium kovachii)
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Species: Phragmipedium kovachii
Common Name: Slipper orchid
Status: CITES Appendix I
Artist: Angela Mirro
Artist Home Country: United States
This Peruvian orchid's 2002 discovery was surprising because of its brilliant color and enormous size. The transport of any wild-collected Phragmipediums across international boundaries is illegal, but seed-grown plants became available in the US in 2006.