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Paph gratrixianum var. daoense and other slipper orchids

This is a discussion on Paph gratrixianum var. daoense and other slipper orchids within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have no Paphs in bloom at the moment. I have one in high bud ...

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    Default Paph gratrixianum var. daoense and other slipper orchids

    I have no Paphs in bloom at the moment. I have one in high bud (the suspiciously large henryanum), and two other in low bud, acmodontum and urbanianum, none of which, have flowered before.

    Here are the ones that I've managed to flower at least once (and in the case of cerveranum and purpuratum, twice):

    Paph. gratrixianum var. daoense:


    Paph. callosum var. sublaeve (this was a stress induced blooming, caused by too low humidity levels):


    Paph. cerveranum (variety of appletonianum and my best grower):


    Paph. robinsonii (which is considered synonymous with cerveranum, but this is something else, but most probably a variety of appletonianum/bullenianum):


    Paph. purpuratum (one of my best growers):

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    Really lovely. Paph. callosum var. sublaeve looks rather similar to my Paph. Jersey Freckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mararda View Post
    Really lovely. Paph. callosum var. sublaeve looks rather similar to my Paph. Jersey Freckles.
    Thanks. Do you maybe mean that it's my gratrixianum that looks like your Paph? I checked the hybrid, and it definitely looks like there's some gratrix in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EquestrisFan View Post
    Thanks. Do you maybe mean that it's my gratrixianum that looks like your Paph? I checked the hybrid, and it definitely looks like there's some gratrix in it.
    Apologies yes, that is what I meant. Your plant is a beauty.

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    All are lovely. I have a purpuratum in low bud--will be it's first blooming.

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    All are beautiful and very well photographed.

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    One word so....... beautiful.

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    beautiful! I love paphs

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    Thanks for all the nice comments! I absolutely love some of the Paphs, and, luckily, it seems that most of them are doing okay on my windowsills. I'm hoping to flower a multiflora eventually, but it'll take a couple of years before that's even possible.

    Oh, and I have four more Paphs incoming:
    Paph. dayanum
    Paph. henryanum (insurance in case my henry turns out to be something else)
    Paph. tigrinum 'Tigerland' x self (a real challenge I think)
    Paph. wilhelminiae


    Here are two more Paphs that have flowered:

    Paph. venustum (I had issues with the humidity levels, which is probably why its dorsal got so small, I hope for a better flower next time):


    Paph. Ashburtoniae (barbatum x insigne) (this picture was taken when it had just opened. The dorsal reflexes a lot, so it isn't this nice looking after a week ):

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    Lovely slipper orchids.

    cheers,
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