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Paphiopedilum Bo-Ying Chow

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Bo-Ying Chow within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi all, Here's a few photos of the only new Paph I bought that was ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum Bo-Ying Chow

    Hi all,

    Here's a few photos of the only new Paph I bought that was in bloom (although 3 others are in spike!). This is Paph. Bo-Ying Chow, a cross between Pinocchio & bellatulum. In my opinion, it really doesn't resemble either parent. (If it had resembled bellatulum, I never would have bought it! LOL) I doubt I would have guessed the parents by looking at this plant. I really like the tiny hairs on the edges of the petals & sepals just visible in the first photo. As you can see the leaves are dark, but mottled, and slightly wavy-edged. Paphs have one thing going for them, lacking in most other orchids, very attractive foliage.

    I helped out at this vendor's table and got several good deals over the weekend. The bloom wasn't quite open when we pulled it out of the crate and placed it on the table on Thursday, but by Friday evening it was pretty much open. Incredibly, to me, nobody had bought it by Saturday afternoon, and I thought if it's still there tomorrow morning when I get in, I'm gonna take it. Well, it was, and I did, as you can see! I hope the bloom will last awhile, as I know it's newly open.

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    beautiful colors.

    I'm starting to pay more attention to foliage. There are some where the foliage itself makes having the plant worthwhile.

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    That is beautiful and I agree the foliage on some makes the plant look lovely even when it isnt in bloom, but I am sure people who grow jewel orchids will be even more keen on foliage than I am I have 3 phals that are not flowering with mottled leaves and they are just so lovely, though I cant say any of the orchids I have I dont like the leaves of, for some reason my coelogyne reminds me of banana leaves! and my Oncs( tolumnias?) remind me of little spiky succulents, there is so much variety in the orchids foliage they are all lovely in their own right though I would still have to say I would like them to flower.
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    nice colouration on this.. it looks quite petite and manageable as well, which is always handy for thsoe of us with little room...

    so true about the leaves... my favourite Paph leaves are those from Paph vietnamense... it is so beautifully mottled and shiny..

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    Lovely!

    Cheers,
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    I can see why you would want to bring this baby home.I like the coloration also,very sharp! Take Care,Rich

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    Neat cross!
    this cross seems to have a range of looks when I compare all the photos of this cross from canadians all over.

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    Thanks for showing the side shot too, not just from straight on.

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    I have to say I liked this one....and i'm not that into paphs. I haven't ever even tried to grow them. This one however looks like a piece of art! You could almost imagine the painter splashing the paint on the petals and pouch...too cool!

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    Default It is very lovely.

    The colours are soft and not loud, and the foliage is a bonus.

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