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Paph malipoensis

This is a discussion on Paph malipoensis within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I'm not 100% convinced the flower is fully open - it is so slow ; ...

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    Default Paph malipoensis

    I'm not 100% convinced the flower is fully open - it is so slow ; but of course when it is open, it lasts, and lasts, and eventually I get bored with it, and cut it off , or to put things another way, I cut it off, so that the new growth will start growing... keeping the flower out takes a lot of energy it seems and only a big clump ( which alas, I don't have with this species) , can do both things together. This plant, in flower, once did 6 different shows over a 10 week period, and was judged best in class in the last of them. ( I don't normally do that many shows, especially now I am getting to be ancient, but there were special circs when I did ) - I was putting on a group - maybe 10 x 6 feet , notionally from my (then) orchid society which was struggling to keep afloat. Alas it sank... too many good growers dying on us, the remainder having silly arguments and staying away when they sulked. Orchid growers are a difficult lot of ***** ( fill in the word you choose) I think.

    Present company excepted, of course.

    pic of the complete plant icluding a mile of stem follows in the next post, now that I have resized.

    No more to say, is there, about this species which everyone knows ?
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    Default the missing link - crossed fingers...

    got it !

    Oh dear, the leaves are lost in the dark. Give up - you get the idea , anyway !
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    Wow, that is a long stem Geoff!

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    Love the flower & yes even the foliage -- but that stem? Oh my!

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    Geoff, that guy is so tall! What a beauty.

    I can see why it was best in class! Really amazing.

    Cheers,
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    Unfortunately another beautiful paph that I wont be able to grow. At least I have your's
    to drool over with.

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    Beautiful on both ends, even if they are miles apart.

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    wow the flower is so pretty and the foliage is nice.

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