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Paph Transvaal "Ajas" AM/OSRSA

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    Default Paph Transvaal "Ajas" AM/OSRSA

    The award came from the South African Orchid Society.
    I said recently when showing another clone of this same cross that I could not see that the awarded variety is any better than the others I have - now that I am reminded of what this looks like ( it does not flower every year, although in a good year I may get 2 spikes ) I take this back. Thius flower is definitely better than the other I showed ( whcih I think was the clone "Jewel Box".
    This particular plant had the distinction of being the most expensive plant in my collection - I saw it with maybe 3 spikes, at a British Orchid Congress some many years ago ( 1993 actually) enquired about the price (US$500) and refused it - that was (and is) way out of my league. It happened to be our wedding anniversary that week-end, and my wife noted my disappointment, and went back when I was otherwise engaged, and negotiated a price for a division of the plant, which became a surprise present for me. My guess is that she paid 200 dollars , although she never told me. It is just about getting back to the size of the original now- and in fact will be on my Orchid Society's display at the next Congress - next week-end, although the flowers have been out for a month or so now, and are not quite as pristine as they were.
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    So beautiful!!!! Love the colour and the form.

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    Quite the dear lady you married.







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    WOW - what a lovely slipper!!

    cheers,
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    Very nice...plants received as gifts are always special. Very healthy/happy plant you have and the flowers are lovely!

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    Beautiful slipper.

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    beautiful bloom, very thoughtful wife

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