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My paphs that bloomed

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    Wink My paphs that bloomed

    After reading Tanya's post on Paph micranthum I was feeling sorry for myself for not being able to grow micranthum because of the hot weather here.That started me thinking about the paphs that I could grow and have grown.I thought that instead of whining and moaning I should be happy and thankful that I can grow my orchids outdoors 24/7 and the few paphs that I have that have bloomed for me. That really perked me up and I began to take stock of the paphs I already have.

    Here's a list of the few I have niveum, concolor, glaucophyllum, exul,charlesworthii, rothchildianum, sanderianum, stonei, philippinense, barbatum, kolopaking and a seedling( 3" pot ) liemianum x spiceranium. I doubt if the latter will ever bloom seeing that both parents prefer cooler conditions than I can provide. Anyway I am now on the lookout for warm-tolerant paph hybrids.

    Here are 4 paphs that have bloomed for me. I am still waiting for the stonei which is in sheath.

    Pix #1 - Paph glaucophyllum
    Pix #2 - niveum ( a variety I collected myself )
    Pix #3 - concolor
    Pix #4 - exul
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    Last edited by catttan; March 9th, 2010 at 11:59 PM. Reason: Name the paphs in the post

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    Wow! These are beautiful blooms! Great growing...I especially like the Concolor and the niveum

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    Is Paph. exul also native to Malaysia? My plant is also flowering now. I think it's exul as well. Can you confirme?
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    @lanhua: No it's not native to Malaysia but to Thailand especially Southern Thailand where the climate is almost similar to that of Malaysia.This one flowered in February but another one flowered in January. The concolor too comes from the limestone areas of South Thailand, although I have heard stories from fishermen of finding a yellow paph from the Langkawi Islands of northern Peninsula Malaysia. These same fishermen are known to have collected large quantities of niveum from Langkawi to sell, once upon a time.

    The niveum are native to north Malaysia and extends to South Thailand. I myself have collected a few many years ago from 3 different limestone locations in the state where I live. I have only kept the one variety shown in the photo, collected from a limestone hill only 10 km from my house. I am now trying to get back a plant whose flowers have almost no spots (if grown under shade) that I gave to a friend ,.collected from another location 100km away. This friend has a few pots of this niveum.

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    Congratulations! That is not only a nice collection of paphs, but a beautiful selection of them in bloom. Bravo!

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    BD

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    Beautiful paph collection!

    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    Is Paph. exul also native to Malaysia? My plant is also flowering now. I think it's exul as well. Can you confirme?
    Exul can be found in thailand.
    I think this is a Paph insigne.

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    Fen, you are right, but Paph. insigne is native to North India and my plant came from Bangkok.

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    I've always dreamed to have a Paph kolopaking, sanderiana and rotschildianum in my garden collection but its so difficult to find them and would like good quality ones that are affordable.

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