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Paph godefroyae and fma leucochilum - 3 flowers

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    Default Paph godefroyae and fma leucochilum - 3 flowers

    Folks,

    3 flowers to share.






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    Paphs don't get any better than this.
    Interesting too, to see the split ventral sepal on the lowest pic ; it doesn't happen very often - I have seen it maybe half a dozen times out of the thousands of paphs I have looked at or grown ( many of which have the letters R.I.P. after their name in my mind ).
    It's the reason why slippers can even be counted as orchids at all ( in the mind of many orchidophiles) ; after all, consider, what is the basic shape of any and every orchid ? Why its three sepals, plus two petals and a lip arranged as two consective rings along the axis of the plant ... ( and then you go on to the column/fused anthers etc ) .
    But most paphs only have two sepals .
    Taxonomists say, " ah thats because two have fused together to make the ventral" - and occasionally they become unfused - to prove that ( after all ) they do know what they are talking about... ( Sorry you chaps at Kew etc , I do love to pull your leg occasionally )

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    Such cool details in this paph orchids bloom. Very nice.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Just stunning.

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