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    Hi,
    I know very little about Orchids, I have had this Orchid (I hope it is an Orchid)for about 6 years and this is the first time it appears to have produced what I hope is a flower stem. I would appreciate it if anyone can identify the genus of the Orchid, this would hopefully assist me in how best to maintain it in a healthy condition.
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    doesn't look familiar to me, but can you post a close-up of the plant's base, at the 'soil line'? that might help people some.

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    Most probably ground orchids but difficult to interpret at this moment would be better if the lower already opened by look at the bud could be something related with Phrag or Paph.

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    Thanks for your input, will post close up of plant base and of flower when it opens
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    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction View Post
    Thanks for your input, will post close up of plant base and of flower when it opens
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    And if possible include a closer shot of the plant in brighter light. Glad to help identify it if we can see it. Check out this post for future.

    cheers,
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    Hi Everyone,
    I have attached additional photographs as requeseted to assist in identifying one of my orchids, the orchid was purchased in Madeira but not sure if this is any help. The orchid has now flowered and looks to me like some form of slipper orchid. It has taken approximately 6 years to flower but I suppose there may be numerous reasons as to why that is. As previusly mentioned any help is much appreciated
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    Phragmipedium Sorcerer's Fire - perhaps?

    cheers,
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    phragmipedium Portlet ‘Volcano’
    Seems to red all over for Phrag S.A .There are a huge amount of very similar Phrag hybrids.

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    Thanks guys. It turns out that at sometime in the past the original plant label was placed into another pot that also contained an unidentified Orchid which has still not flowered. The label named the Orchid as Variety Pornpimol Kasem Delight web photographs of Kasem Delight seem to confirm this. Thanks for all your help and if this second Orchid ever flowers I will be requesting your help again to identify to try and correctly identify it
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    Kasem Delight is a Vanda and not a Phrag
    So that may be the tag from your second orchid for what you show here is a Phragmipedium, Possible Phrag Living Fire.

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