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Paph niveum ' Maura'

This is a discussion on Paph niveum ' Maura' within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is my best 'wild collected' Paph niveum and I have decided to give it ...

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    Default Paph niveum ' Maura'

    This is my best 'wild collected' Paph niveum and I have decided to give it the varietal name 'Maura' to thank Maura for her generosity in donating the prize for MOTY 2011. I collected this particular plant 25 years ago from a limestone hill about 12 miles from where I live. Kedah, my home state had sizable populations of niveum in various locations and I have collected plants from 3 well-known places. Among the plants I have collected this is one of the best, if not the best and used to carry a varietal name denoting the location it was collected from. I have decided to name it 'Maura' to honour a brave and generous lady in OT.

    The bloom is quite big by niveum standards about 2 1/2 inches high and almost 3 inches across. The flower stem is 5 inches tall and is quite stout and so supports and displays the blooms well.

    So here's to you Maura and Phillip - just my way of saying THANKS.
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    A beautiful slipper orchid bloom and a true honor. You certainly do represent our community so well, Yew Sung. Thank you.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Dear Yew -

    I am so humbled by this honor. What an exceptionally beautiful Paph. niveum this is! Absolutely exquisite. I give it an FCC. My donation to the MOTY award was so nominal, it scarcely merits the mention, but words cannot express my delight! Of all the orchids you could have chosen, I believe this to be the most perfect one. An orchid named after me! And such kind words! I shall truly endeavour to continue to deserve it. As always, you have inspired in me both to be a better person, and a better orchid grower, than I am; in other words, to become more like you. You are a mentor to all of us in so many ways and I know I speak for many when I say that we are all so very grateful for your example to follow.

    Thank you - I am so deeply grateful that words hardly express the emotion I feel. A wonderful start to the New Year! Wishing you every good thing in this world,

    Maura

    P.S. I shall have to find myself a Paph. niveum now!



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    Lovely flower, and lovely gesture.

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    yew, you are splendid individual, as are so many i have met here... right now im a bit sick and feverish ad reading this is making me all emotional in my weakened state, so i better just put myself to sleep!
    such lovely and amazing people ya all are!

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    Yew,

    You are a true gentleman and I am sure you represent the orchid community around the world more than any of us truly know. What a beautiful flower.

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    That is stunning! It doesn't even need a stake to hold it up!

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    Gorgeous flower and a very generous gesture.

    Great community here, thanks to everyone involved.

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    Lovely pure white round Paph, beautiful flower & beautiful name!

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    nice flower and nice shooting Yew

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