Ok this is not a botanic wiki, but to get things clear: Shown is a plant in the genus Paphiopedilum, which indeed is south-east Asiatic. Cypripedium is another Genus with species distributed in wide parts of temperate northern hemisphere there are about 100 species accepted in Paphiopedilum, about 50 in Cypripedium, which does not qualify as "rare variety", especially since the geographical range of Cypripedium is wider by far. Both are part of subfamily Cypripedioideae, which again shows which one is the more common.
Why does it always end tragically wrong when authors want to add a bit of botanobabble to the technobabble? --2A02:8070:C184:6300:A178:12:3503:CB95 09:01, February 2, 2020 (UTC)