Rotchschild's orchid (Paphiopedilum rothschildianum), commonly known as the Gold of Kinabalu orchid, was discovered in 1987, after which it was ravaged by orchid smugglers and became nearly extinct.



Notable for its imposing horizontal petals, it has been reintroduced by cultivated seedlings, but it remains elusive.



It lives in the wild only at the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, and takes many years before a single bloom appears.



Orchids are only 15 years to bloom once, unlike many other orchids. The time of this orchid blooming is between April and May.



The price of 5000 USD per plant (more than 115 million VND) is just the black market price of the smugglers stealing. Currently, this orchid is protected in Malaysia.

According to mnn