Phragmipedium besseae
orchid conservation
Orchid Conservation 97

How to Cite

Dalstrom, S. (1997). PHRAGMIPEDIUM BESSEAE, A LIVING LEGEND. Selbyana, 18(1), 6. Retrieved from


The logo for the Orchid Conservation 97 conference is a stylized flower of Phragmipedium besseae. The flower itself is distinctive enough not to be confused with that of any other species. The outline of the flower is created by four circles, representing the missions of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: conservation, education, research and display. Finally, the shape of the "red cross" symbolizes an urgent need to expand our efforts to conserve rare and endangered orchids.


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