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Paph. esquirolei.. It ain't

This is a discussion on Paph. esquirolei.. It ain't within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this one at the Springfield show , it had just the start of ...

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    Thumbs down Paph. esquirolei.. It ain't

    I got this one at the Springfield show , it had just the start of a bud so I can't take credit for the blooms . I took several pictures, this is as close as I could get to the actual color. some were to dark and some to light it does have a yellow cast to the petals . Gin

    I'll be this is the 2nd plant from this grower that has a wrong tag buying a NOID. is one thing ,that is if you know it . I am going to email them it won't do any good but I will feel better, that is the last of the $$$ they will see from me . I will be tactful in my own way .
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    Boy Gin (and PLEASE don't think I'm calling you a boy!!!),

    I wonder if this guy was mislabeled. I'll defer to the paph giants in the forum, but to my knowledge, esquirolei is a var of paph. hirsutissianum (and this guy sure ain't that!)

    This looks much more like a paph. philippinense hybird to me.

    Help, anyone?

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    I will recheck the tag in the am . I wrote the name down by the computer might not be the right one for that plant . Gin ...who is not a he .

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    yeah it's not an esquirolei. maybe esq x lowii/Berenice or something like that? it does look nice though.

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    I looked up a picture of the Esquirolei . this one is not even close ,I emailed them and sent a picture , won't do a lot of good . It was not expensive and I like it but , I can go to a box store and buy Noids . Gin

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    Still, it's a darned handsome flower. I like the heavy spotting on the petals (Jason's right - that could be lowii) and their length. It's a keeper, even if it is a NOID.

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    Very nice Paph whatever the cross.

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    So....have you contacted the grower? I don't know of any reputable growers that wouldn't make this right especially since you just bought the plant.

    Did you report your first mislabeled plant? Did the grower come through?

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    I sent a polite e mail with the picture this am . I don't expect to hear back from them .They will get just advertising at the next club meeting if I don't get a ... We will fix the problem or a get lost . I did not do anything about the first one . Mistakes happen but should not happen 2 times . Gin

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    that is not acceptable. there are only two things a vendor is responsible for in a plant: health and identity. it can bloom out a dog but it better be pest free and as advertised. if i were you, i would demand a reply and state in no uncertain terms that, if they want to continue to cheat people of their money, everybody you know in real life and in a half dozen online forums will know they are scam artists. if they still don't reply, well, i hope you tell everyone who they are.

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