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Ugliest Paph

This is a discussion on Ugliest Paph within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I'd give it a second blooming. some complex paph's first blooms look really bad, but ...

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    I'd give it a second blooming. some complex paph's first blooms look really bad, but subsequent blooms look normal. I had an ugly one this year too...
    LOL

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    Remember Paph Winston Churchill? This is the one that should have been named Winston!
    That's a great photograph - you have managed to capture the real character of the paph.
    I am sure if Karsh were alive he would have wished he had taken the photo.

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    It looks like the Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.

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    lol.. u folks are so funny...

    gotta agree with Fren... first bloom seedling and with that shape on the outer edges... I'd definitely be keeping it for a 2nd blooming for when it is stronger.

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    The bloom definately is unique! Next bloom will be better!!

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    It is cute in an odd sort of way Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    I still don't think it's ugly, just really unique.
    I was expecting to see something really, really ugly but I have to agree with Liz. It's just unique. I'm sure Rob, who likes weird plants, will like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dail View Post
    I was expecting to see something really, really ugly but I have to agree with Liz. It's just unique. I'm sure Rob, who likes weird plants, will like this one.
    Uh, not sure if I'm the right Rob. LOL That said, I *do* like this. And, it's nowhere *NEAR* as ugly as bellatulum.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    Uh, not sure if I'm the right Rob.
    Liking a "weird" plant might indicate that you have more than a name in common with Rob (Robidendrum) who about a week ago, declared his love of orchids because they are "weird and cool looking plants."

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    Thanks, Dail. I have been mostly offline while working for the summer and have probably missed quite a lot. Now that my seasonal job is over for this year, I'm probably in need of doing a lot of catching up. Anyhow, thanks for getting me up to speed! Yes, I like some weird paphs--the more warts & hairs on the blooms, the better!

    Cheers,
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