I've always loved the slipper orchids and the long petaled Phragmepediums have been among my favorites. I'm lucky enough to have these two wonderful species in bloom for a little comparison!
First, probably the most well known species. Phrag. caudatum, I have been through several different clones and this is probably the nicest one I've had, definitely a keeper! This is a first bloom plant, so I'm hoping for more flowers the next time it blooms!
And here's a plant I bought labeled as Phrag. wallisii, which is assuredly now known by a different name. I've been hesitant to re-label it since it seems this section of the genus Phragmepediums is in taxonomic flux and everyone has their own opinion about what's recognized as a species and what's subspecies or varieties. Nonetheless, it's a gorgeous plant!
Thanks for looking!