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Paph concolor and Paph wenshanense (?)

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    Default Paph concolor and Paph wenshanense (?)

    Two days ago, I visited my usual vendor as he had a big shipment of plants from Thailand and I was hoping the heat-tolerant cymbidiums I ordered had arrived. No such luck; no cyms but plenty of paphs particularly different varieties of Paph concolor. As I already have 3 different varieties of concolor, I bought 2 varieties of concolor var longipetalum and 1 'concolor' which I suspect is actually a 'wenshanense' (or x conco-bellatulum). I am posting a picture of the 'wenshanense' next to my yellow concolor ( pix of which I had posted peviously). Both the blooms exhibit the typical cashew-nut shaped pouch. Incidentally the vendor informed me that the shipment of paphs, which includes leuchochilum, godefroyae, bellatulum, niveum and the concolor were 'wild' plants. I wish I had the spare cash to buy a few of each of these, but I had to keep some money for the cyms for which I had placed an order.
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    I reckon your correct Yew. The concolor is ok & a darn good one, the other is wenshanense for sure. No genuine concolor looks like that. Its not too bad either by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    I reckon your correct Yew. The concolor is ok & a darn good one, the other is wenshanense for sure. No genuine concolor looks like that. Its not too bad either by the way.
    Thanks Roy. Glad you think they are OK. The 'wenshanense' was the biggest and with the best form in the group and has the substance of the bellatulum. I thought it was a bargain at AUS $13. Do have a look at the Rhy retusa I bought at the same time. Would appreciate your comments.

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    I missed it Yew but just looked & commented. The price you paid for the plant in flower is about 1/3rd the price, or more for what I would have to pay here!! In fact, I could probably get a seedling in a 50mm pot for a few dollars more.

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    I wish we had the kind of resources you have, Yew - my goodness! I'd love some more niveums, and definitely a Cym. ensifolium cross or 3. As for the concolor vs. wenshanense - I'm so frustrated with the new Vanda-group taxonomy changes, I feel like naming all my orchids Able, Baker, Charlie, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    I wish we had the kind of resources you have, Yew - my goodness! I'd love some more niveums, and definitely a Cym. ensifolium cross or 3. As for the concolor vs. wenshanense - I'm so frustrated with the new Vanda-group taxonomy changes, I feel like naming all my orchids Able, Baker, Charlie, etc.
    Vanda group only? - For me I'l have to add the Oncid group and the cattleya group as well. Able, Baker, Charley.... now that's a good idea. Now I can show off my Bakers' Dozen or my Charley's Angels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Vanda group only? - For me I'l have to add the Oncid group and the cattleya group as well. Able, Baker, Charley.... now that's a good idea. Now I can show off my Bakers' Dozen or my Charley's Angels.
    I know - I'm particularly angry they made my beloved Sedirea japonica a Phal. japonica - makes NO sense to me!

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    WOW - great choices on these slipper orchids. I love the yellow and cream colored Paphs. I

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