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My first slipper blooms- Supersuk 'Eureka'

This is a discussion on My first slipper blooms- Supersuk 'Eureka' within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Im very happy with this little guy. I cant really take credit for most of ...

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    Default My first slipper blooms- Supersuk 'Eureka'

    Im very happy with this little guy. I cant really take credit for most of the work, but it has been exciting watching the blooming process nonetheless!

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    Lovely dark color! Congrats.

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    Wow, that's a really dark one. Very nice.

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    Just great, I love this dark red color.

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    Good growing! That's a nice dark vinicolor and excellent broad dorsal, but it's not Paph Supersuk 'Eureka', which is not a vinicolor. Like most Supersuk, 'Eureka' strongly resembles the Paph sukhakulii parent with a smallish dorsal and fairly broad greenish petals with abundant dark spots. This almost certainly is not not a Supersuk at all, there is no way to get a large dorsal vinicolor from the 3 species that make up Supersuk. It might be a Supersuk hybrid, but even that is somewhat unlikely. Enjoy it for the great color, but that tag can't be correct. Sorry.

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    Your 'first' is always exciting. I also love the rich, deep color, and that very broad dorsal as Kirk posted.You should be able to enjoy this bloom for quite sometime. AL

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    I'm just happy it bloomed! When searching for pics, I could only find supersuk eureka with the raisin pie X, so I assumed that accounted for the appearance variation. Sooo, given that it is apparently mislabeled, anyone have an idea what it might actually be?

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    Don't know the name but she's a dark beauty. I agree - isn't the anticipation of watching the bloom develop (almost) the best part? Good growing!

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    Wonderful, dark slipper orchid! Congratulations!!

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    Great colour though I doubt it's Supersuk.

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