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Paphiopedilum Blooms

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Blooms within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everyone, I am not familiar with how the blooms form on a Paph, but ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum Blooms

    Hello everyone,

    I am not familiar with how the blooms form on a Paph, but was hoping that someone could take a look and tell me if the pics below are of a single or multiple blooms:

    Paph. (Black Rook 'M.V.' HCC/AOS x Emerald 'Norman')


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    Thanks for the help.

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    This is a Maudiae type paph and normally has a single bloom, but occasionally two. Yours looks as it it might have two blooms.

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    Paph. Berenice is a multifloral hybrid. (lowii x philippinense)

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    These new stuffs will make you proud once they open.......he.he

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    This is a Maudiae type paph and normally has a single bloom, but occasionally two. Yours looks as it it might have two blooms.
    I was referring to Paph Black Rook. Yes Paph Berenice is a multifloral and a very beautiful paph it is too.

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    I love how Paphs look when they are in bud! I recently went to the orchid show in Austin last weekend and was as stunned by the buds as I was by the blooms!

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    I'd say your Paph Black Rook is going to have two blooms. At least I think I see two buds, one that's opening now and a smaller one that will open at a later stadium. I don't know if both blooms will be open at the same time, or one after the other though.

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    Definitely a second bud on the Black Rook, but sometimes a bud like that doesn't develop beyond this stage. If it keeps growing at this point you will get a second flower.

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