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Paphiopedilum wardii photo by Ron Parson
Paphiopedilum wardii is said to be extinct in Burma from over
collecting. The orchid with other plant species is smuggled to China
and Thailand orchid markets and sold. Its in situ population is
dwindling and now limited to SW Yunnan, China.
Paphiopedilum wardii photo by Eric Hunt © www.orchidphotos.org
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