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Doll’s Shoes

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Considered the most beautiful vine in the world (by the people who make such declarations), Thunbergia Mysorensis grows freely in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia.

I mistook it for an orchid because of the shape of the flowers and its overt come-hither qualities. Forget whether or not we are descended from apes – whoever came up with this design liked it so well they used it on us… or maybe the other way around…


Written by Titirangi Storyteller

15/06/2011 at 11:42 pm

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  1. They are lady slippers in Western Canada – a delicate herald of spring’s arrival.



    17/06/2011 at 11:07 am

    • I always think of it as terribly cold in Canada. I lived in Rochester, New York for nearly 15 years and we would go up to Toronto, which was more or less a deep freeze from October to April or May… I have not been to the Canadian west. One of these days… But I want to arrive via ship, so it may be a few years.


  2. I’ve heard of lady slippers. I would love it if this began to grow freely in my yard. How beautiful. Does look like an orchid.



    18/06/2011 at 1:43 pm

    • It like a moderately cool to slightly cold climate – roughly where are you located?
      Of course, before you go planting anything one must consider the impact on the environment… wouldn’t want them taking over, would we? (NZ is overrun with English garden plants that over-thrive here…)


      • Too hot and humid here (southeast coast of US) for them to thrive.



        19/06/2011 at 8:32 am

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