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I need help with these paphs

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    I have come across an offer for a lot of 10 paphs in bud or bloom for 75.00. Shipping is 20.00 for the lot. My problem is that I cannot find most of the plants when I google and I would like to know the variety of colors offered.
    The seller says greens, red and purples. But are they all similar? I really don't want duplicates. Here is the list. Can you help me know what the colors should be.

    (Alma Gavaert x Tuxedo Junction) x Purple Velvet

    [(Alma Gavaert x Tuxedo Junction) x (Black Cherry x Mario Palmyre)]

    Blacklight (Red Maude ‘Fire Hot’ x charlesworthii ‘Hot Top’)

    [(lawrencianum x spectrum) x Janet Kunkle)]

    Living Desert x Oriental Mystique (alba)

    Maudiae Coloratum

    Makmaster (mastersianum x Makuli alba)

    Makuli Alba

    Oriental Spice (sukhakulii x curtisii) Great foliage and blooms.

    Purple Velvet x fairrieanum

    Raisin Jack x Black Hawk

    Thanks for your help.
    Katie

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    Hey Katie - diving into paphs, eh? Well, I know that vendor and have purchased plants from them. I even considered the same offer you are looking at, but I am just plain out of room. They will send you first bloom plants, probably one growth, they will be healthy. From the list I can see many vinis (reds) some greens and some mixed. I think it is a great starter group for someone getting into paphs. (I would love that charlesworthii cross).

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    HI Diane, I didn't think I would like Paphs until I bought my first one. I have discovered that the large oncidiums and the intergenerics take up a lot of space for the length of time they are in bloom.
    My phals and paphs would require about the same lighting and since they are fall bloomers I would have blooms then and the phals in the spring and summer.
    I also like the mini dendrobiums and they are doing well for me. Are we talking about a Los Osos vendor?
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    Yes. They are in that area....

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    Katie, these group of plants are generally referred to as the Maudiae-type Paphs.

    Basically they will all have single flowers with a striped dorsal. The colours will be in the reds, greens, whites (background), pinks and purples and some may even have black warts.

    There are quite a few nice crosses there, some 'proven' (easy) plants eg the Maudiae, Makuli. They will however all pretty much be of similar culture so get one right and of you go....

    I'd love to see what that Makmaster looks like, as well as the Purple velvet x fairrieanum cross. The former because mastersianum imparts a lovely gloss to the flowers and the latter because fairrieanum has one of the loveliest petal stance.

    Good luck with the shopping!

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