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Paphiopedilum concolor in the wild

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum concolor in the wild within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Yesterday I visited a area that full of Paph.concolor in the wild. I just post ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum concolor in the wild

    Yesterday I visited a area that full of Paph.concolor in the wild.
    I just post these photo here first then when I have time I will share all on the thread Orchid in the wild.




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    Great to see it growing! Thanks for sharing.

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    What a treat to see concolor in situ and a colon of them as well. Thanks for sharing Canh.

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    Oh how I would love to see these growing naturally. What a treat your pics are. Thanks so much for sharing and making us feel we were there to see them.

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    What a treat to see them in wild through your picture.

    I am with Bill, so wish to have a chance to see them in their natural habitat. Is March the best time to visit SE Asia to see Paphs?

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    Thank you all for your comment. I do make a lot of photo and I'll share all soon in the forum.



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    very nice! Always enjoy seeing orchids in the wild!

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    interesting, even the terrestrial orchids don't really seem to be growing in the ground, but rather the forest detritus layer on the ground is where they seem to establish themselves.

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    great to see those pictures !!!! I like them. Seeing orchids in their habitat is still good for a better knowledge. Hope anyway that this site won't disappear and that those wild Paph won't be collected by non scrupulous persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe View Post
    great to see those pictures !!!! I like them. Seeing orchids in their habitat is still good for a better knowledge. Hope anyway that this site won't disappear and that those wild Paph won't be collected by non scrupulous persons.
    Thanks to people like Canh and Zain we still get to see orchids growing in the wild through their superb pictures. Through Canh's pictures we are privileged to see orchids in the wild from a part of the world that was closed to us for so long. Just to remind us, new species are being discovered all the time - a case in point being Paph canhii ....named after the man who discovered it recently; yes, our very own Cxcanh. I was reading an article in Orchid Digest (a gift from Maura) about Paph armeniacum being discovered only in 1979 but the local farmers in Yunnan had been feeding their pigs with them for centturies!

    I am lucky to have been able to see colonies of Paph niveum in 3 different locations and Paph callosum var sublaeve from 1955 to the the late 70s. These locations are all within a 50 mile radius from where I live, but lately these areas have raided by unscrupulous collectors and the colonies almost wiped out. Recently I saw a sack of niveums collected by some local fishermen from one of our outlying islands being sold to one of our vendors. Hopefully some of these will go to some serious collectors - I understand that most of them will end up in a new home, an orchid 'haven', set up as a project to showcase our local as well as SE Asian orchid species.

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