New Calypso bulbosas - USE CODE "CNFL06"
bulbosa is the one orchid in Arizona that is the classic "Lady
Slipper" shape. like most orchids, this species is fairly rare.
My friend Pat Hartshorne found the first of the dozen or so we found
during our camping trip over Labor Day weekend in 2001 in the White
Mountains near Greer, Arizona. The fully emergent flowers are brilliantly
colored, but these two emergingflowers were somewhat ghostly looking.