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Paphiopedilum Avalon Pearl

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Avalon Pearl within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Beautiful! I love that foliage also. All the photographs are excellent but the last one ...

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    Beautiful! I love that foliage also. All the photographs are excellent but the last one is spectacular.

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    Thank you, Zain - I've grown quite fond of it.

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    Wonderful Maura. I love everything about it including the name. AL

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    Love this one, Maura

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Thanks so much, Amey. Funny, the clones I've seen of its parent Paph. Avalon Mist are heavily green, so I'm wondering if they used a really pink clone of delenatii along with a muted green/higher pink glaucophyllum. I also have been checking out DePerles and I really think that this Avalon Pearl is better than most of them - better shape and, in most cases, color. Obviously, my experience is limited, but that's what I've picked up so far. I'm afraid I'm getting very hooked on the genetics of paphs and phrags - still trying to sort out polyploidy and things like anthrocyanins!
    Paph. delenatii almost completely supresses green/yellow coloring in most hybrids. The similar but stronger pink Paph vietnamense usually does too, and Paph niveum to some extent. You will rarely see strong green or yellow in any of their hybrids.

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    Gorgeous! Love that white!
    Looks just like my Deperle, which is blooming, but mine has more round flowers and it's pure white with no pink blush. I love yours!
    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Paph. delenatii almost completely supresses green/yellow coloring in most hybrids. The similar but stronger pink Paph vietnamense usually does too, and Paph niveum to some extent. You will rarely see strong green or yellow in any of their hybrids.
    Thank you so much for the information, Kirk! These are things that are very hard to sort out from everything else I'm reading, so I appreciate it.

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    Stunning! I really love the texture on the sepal- like it's lined with lace. Pretty pretty!

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    Thank you, Cassandra - it was a very pretty bloom - and you're right - it did look like it had lace.

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    Must say very beautiful paph you have...very nice white to just awesome

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