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Paph. Clair de Lune 'Edgard Van Belle' PHOTO

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    Default Paph. Clair de Lune 'Edgard Van Belle' PHOTO

    one of the classic "big greens".



    One of the oldest types of paphiopedilum hybrids is none other than the ubiquitous green-and-white "albino" Maudiae-type paphs. Certain plants have been in cultivation for the greater part of the 20th century, although three particularly impressive clones have established themselves as the crème de la crème of green-and-white Maudiae-types: Maudiae 'The Queen', Clair de Lune 'Edgard Van Belle', and Alma Gavaert 'Madame Maurice Mertens'. These cultivars are characterized by their ease of growth and their absolutely enormous flowers that can measure up to 6" in natural spread. As a result, each carries an AM/AOS to its credit, and divisions of all three are relatively available today. It has been reported that all three clones are triploids, thereby explaining the massive flowers and the paucity of legitimate offspring.

    Paph. Clair de Lune 'Edgard Van Belle' has the species curtisii in its background, and can therefore be distinguished from the other two clones by the warts on the faces of the wide petal blades, and the slightly downswept petal carriage.

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    Beautiful picture Jason and another great paph lesson..... Next time mine blooms I will be checking her for warts !
    I want you to know, you are the reason for my paph addiction. ;-)

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    Lovely flower and terrific photography!! What type of camera are you using?

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    That is one beautiful paph! Well done, Jason! Bravo!!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilda
    I want you to know, you are the reason for my paph addiction. ;-)
    It's not my fault. You can't prove anything.

    I use a somewhat outdated fuji finepix 2800...can't afford those digital SLRs yet.

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    If I ever grow any of my paphs to one tenth as good as yours I'd be happy... another beautiful flower and great photography and excellent info!

    Cheers
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    as an aside, what is with urs and uncasteebs avatars... freaks me out...

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    Most excellent piccie & bloom.

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    You have done it again ! I agree with Diane it is all your fault . Beautiful plant Gin

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