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Paph gardineri x St Swithin

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    Default Paph gardineri x St Swithin

    Well, thats the tag my new Paph carry. I did some search and I couldn't find such cross. I found lots St Swithin cross but not with gardineri. Is such cross exist? If so, does it got another fancy name?

    The plant is in bud but its still a few weeks before they open. I can see 3 buds.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Hi Tanya!

    Paph. gardineri is a lesser known name for the species glanduliferum, sometimes referred to as Paph. praestans. It's all the same bird...er, a...Paph.

    The cross you have, Paph. gardineri x Saint Swithin is registered as: Paph. Edna Ratcliffe. Edna has been awarded. If you have a clonal name in single quotes, I'll gladly check to see if she holds any awards.

    Please post photos when she blooms! Should be pretty!

    Julie

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    Thanks, Julie. That was quick!! I will post pic when the buds open. Thanks again.
    No clonal name on this one.

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    No troubles! It's good to have you back. I was off for a while too. I just got too busy, but am having way too much fun here now - should focus a bit more on adult stuff...but hey!

    Julie

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    Julie,
    You are getting very good at this! I am amazed that you could find the name for the cross. What is the secret source? or sauce or whhatever that you have? The cross name has certain ring to it, Edna Edna something ...
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    it could either be Edna Ratcliffe (SS x glanduliferum) or Lyro Blackhawk (SS x wilhelminiae). That whole species complex is a mess, throw praestans, gardineri, and a few other names in the mix while you're at it. There seems to be two distinct entities, glanduliferum with its larger flowers with a yellow background, and wilhelminiae, which is a tiny plant and has deeply pigmented flowers with a white background. In the past praestans was the only recognized name, and you have gardineri which I think was used more for what is now known as wilhelminiae, but you never know for sure. Post a few pics of the blooms and we can all guess!

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    Thanks for the added info, Jason. I will post pics when it bloom, it seems that there are four buds instead of 3 as I originally thought.

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