Paphiopedilum delenatii - This orchid possesses both beautiful flowers and outstanding mottled foliage!

 Paphiopedilum delenatii
     Native to Vietnam. If you read about it in an orchid book published before 1996, they often talk about how it is thought to be extinct in nature! First collected in 1913, cultivated populations were very inbred. “Rediscoved” in 1996, a whole new group of plants (maybe nicer than the originals) were added to the gene pool. The delenatii flower is delicate-looking, and a beautiful pink color. The flowers are beautiful and the plants, with their mottled foliage are outstanding in their own right. Delightful!