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Anyone know this paph???

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    Hi everyone! glad to be back, and am also wondering if any of you may be able to id this plant?? I lost the tag for it and all I know is that it was a hybrid, but would love to know exactly what it is. It is a very sentimental orchid to me and would be fantastic if I could name it aswel as enjoying it's beauty. Look forward to any help,
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    It looks like my Paphiopedilum maudiae 'napa valley', except my orchid did not have the black spots. I am not sure if that is inherent in the plant, or if you may need to do a little fungicide. Maybe Brutal can tell you more info.

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    That pouch definitely looks like there is some venustum in your cross.

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    Yes that is right! it does seem to me that it has venustum in it's breeding and one other fellow orchid grower suggested that it may have tonsum in the mix also, do you agree? as for the black spots, it is inherent and not fungal!!! he he he... that is something that my slippers do not suffer from, they are to spoilt to ever get that sort of thing. Has a hybrid of venustum and tonsum ever been registered? and if so, what would the name be?
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    Venustum x tonsum = Paph Polyphemus. I have never seen a picture of Paph Polyphemus. But looking at tonsum and venustum, it certainly seems like the right combination.

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    there does seem to be Paph tonsum in there. the petal spotting is very much like those of the species. As for the venation on the pouch as well as the dorsal markings, I'd also go along with Paph venustum.

    Have never seen that hybrid on any local lists though... how long have you had the plant?


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    Wow! thank you for all your help... this plant I acquired as a gift so I guess I've had it for about 3-4 years. It along with my barbatum are my favourites, so easy to grow and with beautiful leaves.
    Thanks once again for all your help, much appreciated.
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