Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 7: Paphiopedilum purpuratum

Orchid plants form one of the biggest families of flowering plants on Earth. Apart from the sheer number, orchids display marvelous diversity in vegetative and reproductive structure. Back in 1936, British plant hunters identified Paphiopedilum purpuratum in Hong Kong for the first time, hence its moniker "Miss Hong Kong." Watch the video to learn more about this miraculous plant!

About 'Journeys in Nature': Greater Bay Area Series

Comprising Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in south China's Guangdong Province, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is one of the largest and most populated urban areas in the world and has bustling wildlife. A crab spider has targeted a wasp, a fairy pitta mother is busy with child-rearing, and other forest residents, such as Chinese flying frogs, crab-eating mongooses and silver pheasants, are wandering along the rivers and streams while the marine creatures have their own roles to play in the undersea community. Stay tuned for more!

For more:

Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 1: The crab spider's menu

Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 2: Fairy pitta

Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 3: Chinese flying frog

Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 4: Flying frog romance

Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 5: Crab-eating mongoose

Greater Bay Area Series | Episode 6: Silver pheasant

(Cover image a video screenshot; video shot by CGTN Nature film crew)

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