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The Hybrid Very Dark Orchid is a hybrid flowering plant in the Orchidaceae family of orchids.  It is a hybrid between the Paphiopedilum insigne and the Very Dark Orchid.

The leaves are short and rounded, growing up to 35 centimetres (15 inches) long and up to 3 centimetres (one inch) wide.

The flower is on a single-flowered stem. Its white flower has a pouch, measuring up to 6 centimetres (2 inches) wide, that traps insects. The base of each petal is covered with maroon (dark) blotches. The sepals are greenish-yellow. 

It blooms from February to May. 

Photographed at the Orchid Exhibition, Paris Botanical Garden, France, March 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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